SeyCCAT strategic objective: Trial and nurture business models to secure the sustainable development of the Seychelles Blue Economy
Lead Project Partner: Shahiid Melanie
Partners: Seychelles Investment Board and Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
The SeyCCat Route to Market Survey conducted by Active Group is a project that points towards the fish industry more specifically fish consumption, sustainability and the route to market. The Project will entail the collection of data, which is our main objective. By meeting up with the selected participants it will help us get a chance to discuss the fish consumption and its sustainability and their willingness to buy good food. The gathering of data will also aim to identify wastage in the route to market, and help curb over fishing, tackling the sustainability of this particular sector.
We will aim to get an understanding of the places where the types of fishes are bought, methods that the anglers use, if they have an understanding of overfishing, if they practice sustainable fishing methods and hygienic practices before retailing and gauge their interest in having better ways of getting their catch bought fresh, directly after landing onshore.
The questionnaire will be divided in two category one for the anglers and one for the consumer. This will help gather data of consumption and typical quantities eaten per eating occasion. The questionnaire will be open-ended with a strong focus on pelagic fish, especially the overfishing of tuna.
This will create a database which will get a network started between clients and suppliers and establish a direct delivery route to the market for the local establishments and the residents of the Seychelles.
This network is a direct delivery route to the market for the local establishments and the residents of the Seychelles. Additionally, it is a platform that will provide information on the post-harvest sector and complement data being compiled by the Seychelles Fisheries Authority in regards to harvest, ecological and biological data.
This project through its technological approach and the creation of an online wholesale fisheries market will surely add value to the fish marketing statistics being collected by the Seychelles fisheries Authority.
The fish industry is so vast and there is a lot that can be done to improve and sustain it. The Route-to-Market is just an example of how we can efficiently improve the chain of fish supply from the anglers themselves right to the client.
The Route to Market project was recently nominated and shortlisted for an award at the 5th Global Entreps Awards, an organization partnered with the United Nations that awards innovative businesses committed to sustainability and good governance.
SeyCCAT funds: SCR 98, 300
Duration: October 2019 – May 2020
Project Application Form: SeyCCAT-Concept-Note-Routetomarket
Environment and social management plan: None required.