The Republic of Seychelles has been a FiTI Candidate country since April 2020.
Seychelles, an island group in the western Indian Ocean, comprises of 115 islands spread over an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 1.37 million km2. Despite having a land mass of just 455 km2, Seychelles is a large oceanic state, and a major player in the global tuna industry, with Port Victoria one of the busiest industrial fishing ports in the Western Indian Ocean. Seychelles is heavily reliant on its two main pillars of the economy: tourism and fisheries.
|Commitment to implement the FiTI:||2 February 2016|
|FiTI Lead Ministry:||Ministry of Fisheries and the Blue Economy (Department of Blue Economy)|
|FiTI National Lead:||Mr Philippe Michaud|
|Head of FiTI National Secretariat:||Ms Kim Samy|
|Contact within the FiTI International Secretariat:||Mr Yannick Memee|
The FiTI International Board approved Seychelles’ Candidate application on 3 April 2020. The official documents were submitted by then Vice-President Vincent Meriton submitted on behalf of the country’s National Multi-Stakeholder Group to the FiTI International Board on 6 March 2020.
|No.||Calendar year||Transparency requirements||Release date||Download|
|1||2019||12||16 April 2021||2019 FiTI Report|
|2||2020||12||15 December 2021||2020 FiTI Report (Summary)|
2020 FiTI Report (Detailed)
|3||2021||12||28 February 2023||2021 FiTI Report (Summary)|
2021 FiTI Report (Detailed)
Seychelles’ next FiTI Report, covering calendar year 2022, is due by the end of 2023.
The FiTI International Board has recognised Seychelles’ efforts to implement the FiTI Standard with a score of ‘meaningful progress’ in the first validation of the Indian Ocean archipelago; time frame: April 2020 until December 2021.
The ’meaningful progress’ score means that Seychelles, for now, remains a FiTI Candidate Country. As part of its Compliance Statement, the FiTI International Board has issued four corrective actions for Seychelles to undertake which, if properly addressed, will see the country progress to the status of a FiTI Compliant Country. The Board will review the implementation status of these corrective actions during the next validation of Seychelles which is scheduled to start in June 2024.
- Non-governmental actors in African SIDS join forces through FiTI’s Community of Practice
- FiTI holds transparency session with learners at Seychelles Maritime Academy
- Fisheries transparency on the agenda of SWIO countries as regional workshop gathers governments, businesses and civil society in Seychelles
- National workshop focuses on utilising fisheries transparency to support participatory governance
- Seychelles publishes 2021 FiTI Report
- First validation of Seychelles shows ‘meaningful progress’ in implementing the FiTI Standard
- FiTI signs partnership agreement with the Danny Faure Foundation
- Seychelles removes confidentiality clause from renegotiated fishing agreements to comply with FiTI Standard
- “It is not just politically correct to want transparency, it is politically smart”
- “Nobody can say Seychelles’ fisheries are too difficult to understand”
- Public debate gathers fisheries stakeholders to discuss future of the sector in Seychelles
- Significant steps towards fisheries transparency as Seychelles launches 2020 FiTI Report
- World Oceans Day 2021: Transparency supports life and livelihoods in fisheries
- Seychelles launches 1st FiTI Report ever!
- Kick-off Forum ‘Transparency of Fisheries in Seychelles’
- FiTI and Seychelles sign 10-year Headquarters Agreement
- Seychelles is granted FiTI Candidate status
- Indian Ocean Islands, East African countries collaborate to enhance transparency and participation in fisheries
- 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Launching a new era of transparency and participation in fisheries
- FiTI Secretariat conducts 1st Feasibility Study in the Seychelles