The Seychelles Fishing Authority is reducing the length of sea cucumber season to eight months as a drop in the number of catches was recorded in previous seasons, said a top official of the authority.

As of this year, the sea cucumber fishing season will last from October to May instead of October to June as one of the new measures undertaken by the authority to ensure sustainability of the species. 

“The decrease in the number of catches is due to a change in fishing effort as well as several other contributing components,” said Calvin Gerry, the deputy chief executive of the authority.

He told SNA that “the amount of sea cucumber in shallow waters were lowering and hence divers had to move to deeper waters….
Source: Seychelles News Agency