KES INSTALLED VESSEL MONITORING SYSTEM FOR MINISTRY OF FISHERIES SEYCHELLES
October 21, 2021
1. Fisheries and aquaculture
Seemingly playing second fiddle to tourism, Seychelles’ fisheries sector contracted by 39% in the economy. The new government has called for a renewed focus on this sector and re-structured the Blue Economy Department under the Ministry of Fisheries. Sixty-seven percent of fish and seafood exports are being traded with European partners alone and the country also renewed a fisheries partnership agreement with the EU, which allows for the fishing of 50 tonnes of tuna annually. Seychelles has not maximized seafood value chains and cannot afford to bank on quantity over quality any longer. Further, concerns abound those fisheries might be used to support the local economy to the detriment of stock and marine ecosystem health. Therefore, care must be taken that decision-making around the exploitation of fisheries is non-binding and does not create a precedent going forward. In this light, rejuvenating the aquaculture industry to promote food security and create high-value jobs proves desirable, but this sector remains in its infancy phase.
The Triton Advanced Terminal is one of the world’s leading Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS). It automatically transmits the position, speed, and heading of the vessel via the Iridium satellite system. It is robust, highly reliable and easy-to-install.
The Advanced version with the junction box can also transmit/receive catch reports, emails, weather data, etc. on demand. It can also connect to an Android tablet with Bluetooth or laptop via a USB port.