Seychelles' semi-industrial fish catch increases by 17 percent in Q3

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Published Dec 19, 2023

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Semi-industrial fishers in Seychelles saw a 17 percent increase in the amount of fish caught in the third quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. This increase may be due to factors such as a higher number of active vessels and longer average trips. However, the industry faces challenges such as unpredictable climate, declining tuna population, and the need for more equipment to increase catch yield.
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Fishers in the semi-industrial industry in Seychelles have recorded a 17 percent increase in the amount of fish they caught during the third quarter of this year compared to last year during the same period. According to the fisheries research section at the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), the preliminary semi-industrial catch data for 2023 show that the 17 percent increase in catches may be attributed to several factors. "There was an increase in the average number of vessels active per month during the same time frame, from 31 vessels in 2022 to 34 vessels in 2023," said the report. It added that "even if the number of trips decreases from 137 to 122, we noticed that the average trip during increases from 15 days during July to September in 2022 to 18 days in the same period in 2023." This data is corroborated by the fishermen who confirmed that they did see an increase in catch yield. Naron Payet, the owner of Tropical Tuna company, told SNA "These last few years we saw a ...
Source: All Africa
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