Fisheries Research Section

Fisheries Research is a Section within the Fisheries Research and Development Division, which forms one of the six main branches of SFA. The Section comprised of three Scientific Units and the Research Vessel Unit

Since the establishment of the SFA, the Research Section has implemented an extensive list of research projects and work programmes to support the development of fisheries in Seychelles.  The SFA has a good record of collaborative research with national and international partners in support of fisheries research and development of capacities for its staff.  

The roles of the Fisheries Research Section

The roles of the Fisheries Research Section are as follows:

Research priorities

The research priorities can be grouped into four major areas:

Working with others

The Fisheries Research Section implements a large number of work programmes and projects. In order to effectively deliver all these projects, the SFA has established various collaborations with national and international partners. Examples of such partners include the Seychelles Island Foundation (SIF), the Island Conservation Society (ICS), the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles (MCSS), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and the James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute (BERI) to assist in capacity building and promote partnership for joint research and development of projects.

The Research Plan provides a guide for priority areas where SFA can engage with partners to build partnership on. The Fisheries Research Section will proactively pursue additional collaborations to assist in the implementation of the Research Plan.