Group photo with the artisanal fishermen who attended
On July 3rd 2015 around 10-15 artisanal fishermen attended the workshop to learn about FBOA's 'Shark Fin Soup' project, supported by the FAO through the Indian Ocean Commission SmartFish Programme. The 'Shark Fin soup' project aims to raise awareness on the importance of sharks in Seychelles through several outreach campaigns and the creation of a children's comic book by local artist Peter Lalande. It is being implemented in collaboration with Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) and GIF.
GIF General Manager explaining the importance of sharks
The participants of the workshop
The Indian Ocean Commission SmartFish Programme is a regional fisheries programme managed by the Indian Ocean Commission, funded by the European Union and co-implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. SmartFish, which operates in twenty countries throughout the Indian Ocean Region, Southern and Eastern Africa, focuses on fisheries governance, management, monitoring control and surveillance, trade, and food security.
GIF General Manager presenting the Shark ID guide