Seychelles demarcates area solely for fish processing

SEYCHELLES – The government of Seychelles has marked out a new fish processing zone for private industry players where industrial fish processing and related projects will be centrally located. The piece of land to be allocated to private investors covers 70,000 square metres and is located on the manmade island of Ile du Port off the main island of Mahe. According to special advisor in the Ministry of Fisheries, Roy Clarisse, the move is aimed to boost growth in the sector and enable better access of common facilities and services…

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Seychelles to standardize, certify organic food products in bid to protect consumers

SEYCHELLES – The government of Seychelles through the National Biosecurity Agency is seeking to introduce standards and legislation to govern marketing of organic products. According to reports by Seychelles News Agency, the organic products will need to be certified under new legislation being worked on by the National Biosecurity Agency. The move follows rising concerns that some products are termed to be organic and they are not, so as to fetch higher prices compared to regular products. “Farmers declare their farms to be organic without going through any system. So…

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Seychelles and the European Union to sign new fisheries agreement

SEYCHELLES – A new sustainable fisheries partnership agreement and protocol between Seychelles and the European Union (EU) is expected to be signed during the second half of February. The sustainable fisheries partnership agreement is a longstanding cooperation agreement between Seychelles and the EU.  It enables EU vessels to fish in the waters under the jurisdiction of Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean. The Minister responsible for fisheries in Seychelles, Charles Bastienne revealed that negotiations for the new agreement were completed in October, and that Seychelles is now awaiting…

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Seychelles in talks with EU on US$33.29m sustainable fisheries deal

SEYCHELLES – Seychelles and the European Union (EU) have initiated the first round of negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Protocol worth US$33.29 million. The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement is a longstanding cooperation agreement between Seychelles and the EU which enables EU vessels to fish in the waters under the jurisdiction of Seychelles. The Protocol also lays down the administrative rules and procedures for the implementation of the agreement including financial support to the sustainable development of fisheries. The Fisheries Protocol will see the EU provide Seychelles…

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Levasseur Rum introduces new premium spirit in Seychelles

SEYCHELLES – Levasseur Rum Ltd, a spirit distillery in Seychelles, has unveiled a new spirit ‘Levasseur Rum’ into the local market. Developed by a Marco Francis, Levasseur Rum is dark rum with a ‘roasted Walnut, Vanilla, Hints of Cinnamon and Honey’ taste. Francis describes the rum as one “blended in antique barrel infused with authentic flavours, aromas of whisky, oak and vanilla caramel and all these flavours come to the core to give the rum a unique taste.”   Francis worked in collaboration with master blenders from Mauritian to develop…

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