Call for innovation: Blue Economy is way bigger

Blue Economy, an occasionally misunderstood concept, is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs and ocean ecosystem health as defined by the World Bank. Let’s break it down to be more specific.   Sustainable is...

Willingness to Pay Survey underway

          Many tourism dependent island States experience high pressure on the natural environment, which is often the very core of their tourism product. Therefore sustainable management and protection mechanisms are required, which limit and...

Gender and Ocean in Seychelles: A Mixed Bag of Nuts?

I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to work on various projects with gender-focused Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Seychelles. Entreprendre au Fėminin Ocėan Indien (EFOIS), Alliance of Solidarity for the Family (ASFF), Women in Action and...

Gender and Ocean – Sheena Talma

Sheena Talma has been commended for her work as part of the Aldabra Clean Up Team and one of the 2 Seychellois marine scientists selected for the Africa-Oxford Visiting Fellowship this Summer. Sheena works at the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and...

Gender and Ocean – Karine Rassool

SeyCCAT heard the views of PhD student, Karine Rassool. Karine is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of York and also, a grantee of the Blue Grants Fund 1. The main objective of her research is to improve small-scale fisheries management in Seychelles by...