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National Multi Stakeholder Group

The Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) is a global multi-stakeholder initiative (in line with Goal #17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals). This multi-stakeholder principle is paramount for the success of the FiTI. In each member country, the FiTI is implemented through a National Multi-Stakeholder Group (NMSG), which consists of an equal number of representatives from government, business and organised civil society. These groups make decisions on how the FiTI is implemented in their respective countries. They must work collectively to assess whether the fisheries information published by their governments is perceived as accessible and complete, and also offer recommendations on how to progressively improve the quality and quantity of published information over time. The active and inclusive participation of a range of stakeholders in the FiTI implementation process ensures the credibility and legitimacy of national fisheries information, in turn laying the foundations for informed management decisions.

  • FiTI Lead Ministry – Ministry of Fisheries and the Blue Economy
  • FiTI National Lead – Mr. Philippe Michaud
  • FiTI National Secretariat – Department of the Blue Economy and Seychelles Fishing Authority
  • Members of the FiTI National MSG:
Mr. Philippe Michaud National Lead
Mr. Cyril Bonnelame Mr. Chrystold Chetty Transparency Initiatives Seychelles
Mr. Roy Clarisse Ms. Stephanie Radegonde Department of Fisheries
Mr. Selwyn Edmond

Mr. Anthony Savy de St. Maurice


Mr. Peter Purvis

Industrial Fleet
Hon. Philip Monthy Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS)
Hon. Wallace Cosgrow United Seychelles (US)
Mr. Grant Heyer Civil Society-CEPS
Mrs. Marie-Thérèse Purvis Civil Society-CEPS
Mr. Keith Andre Fishermen Boat Owner’s Association (FBOA)
Mr. David Bentley Mr. James Lesperance Sea Harvest
Mr. Darrell Green Mr. Graham Green Praslin Fishermen
Ms. Gabriella Gonthier Youth Representative