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The Government of Seychelles prepared an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Process Framework (PF) in line with the World Bank safeguards policies and consistent with national regulations to identify and address the main environmental and social impacts of the SWIOFish3 project.

The ESMF provides the environmental and social due diligence principles and processes that need to be followed, as well as the measures to be implemented by project stakeholders and beneficiaries to mitigate potential negative E&S impacts caused by any of the sub-project activities during the implementation of SWIOFish3. 

The PF provides the criteria and procedures to be followed when a sub-project activity is identified as having a potentially adverse socioeconomic impact on existing rights, assets or livelihoods, for example; as a result of new restrictions on access to fisheries or other natural resources. 

How to identify environmental and social impacts?

First of all, list the activities that will be implemented as part of your project.
For each activity state the
Finally develop a simple monitoring plan

Examples of environmental and social risks

Environmental risks

  • Disturbance/damage to flora and fauna
  • Illegal fishing of protected species and/or in protected/sensitive areas
  • Pollution (land, water, air, noise)
  • Target species mortality
  • Trampling on coral reefs

Health and safety risks

  • Injuries and accident
  • Cuts/bruises 
  • Seasickness
  • Drowning
  • Contamination

Social risks

  • Alteration of livelihood             
  • Relocation or loss of shelter
  • Loss of assets or access to assets
  • Loss of income sources or means of livelihood
  • The involuntary restriction of access to legally designated parks and protected areas 

Environmental risks

  • Disturbance/damage to flora and fauna
  • Illegal fishing of protected species and/or in protected/sensitive areas
  • Pollution (land, water, air, noise)
  • Target species mortality
  • Trampling on coral reefs

Social risks

  • Alteration of livelihood             
  • Relocation or loss of shelter
  • Loss of assets or access to assets
  • Loss of income sources or means of livelihood
  • The involuntary restriction of access to legally designated parks and protected areas 

Health and safety risks

  • Injuries and accident
  • Cuts/bruises 
  • Seasickness
  • Drowning
  • Contamination

SeyCCAT project safeguards

SeyCCAT funded 4  Blue Bond subprojects under the BGF2 and  2 subprojects  have safeguards requirement and produced Safeguard instrument; ESMP.

  1. First use of satellite telemetry on small pelagic and abundant seabirds (juvenile Sooty Terns) to define potential Marine Protected Areas through identification of foraging areas used during the gaining of independence from their parent.
    Download the ESMP
  2. Marine Biodiversity Baseline assessment around Frégate Island, the eastern most Seychelles ‘Inner’ granitic islands.
    Download the ESMP
  3. ‘Proze Caiman’ (producing an educational video on the importance of mangroves to local communities)
    Download the ESMP
  4. Blue Economy Internship Programme – 4th Edition
    Download the ESMP
  5. Mapping coral population connectivity and ocean currents to inform management & policy of the coral reef system
    Download the ESMP
  6. Nou lanmer ble: Lannen 2020
    Download the ESMP
  7. Marine Scholarship Programme
    Download the ESMP
  8. Roadmap to Blue Carbon opportunities in the Seychelles
    Download the ESMP
  9. Entrepreneurship development in the Blue Economy sector – advocate capacity building for MSME’s & ESA staff to sustain and grow awareness amongst this evolving sector
    Download the ESMP
  10. Video documentaries and promotional videos
    Download the ESMP
  11. TGMI Blue Economy accelerator program
    Download the ESMP
  12. Piloting and integration of tracking, logbook and market traceability tools for co-management of the small-scale fisheries sector
    Download the ESMP
  13. Reduction of ocean pollution through sea floor clean up, and education of fishermen and youths about the impact of ocean pollution
    Download the ESMP
  14. Feasibility study on the use of algae as a resource for sustainable consumption and development across sectors – with focus on biodegradable products
    Download the ESMP
  15. Wildlife books/educational material for schoolchildren
    Download the COVID-19 Plan
  16. Feasibility study for SEYSSI – Seychelles Sustainable Seafood Initiative
    Download the COVID-19 Plan
  17. Research and Development of Hatchery Culture of the Tropical Echinoderm HOLOTHURIA SCABRA and HOLOTHURIA sp. “PENTARD” in the Republic of Seychelles for the consequent application in Sustainable Commercial Production
    Download the ESMP
  18. Exploration of the contribution of fishing to the socio cultural well being of Seychellois artisanal fishermen    
    Download the COVID-19 Plan
  19. Rapid Assessment of the Fish Biodiversity of Shallow-water Habitats within the Alphonse Group of Outer Island Atolls
    Download the ESMP
  20. Production of a high quality documentary to safeguard, promote & educate more the fishers and the public to the local sustainable fishing knowledge
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  21. Macroalgal resources in Seychelles – diversity and sustainable uses
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  22. Determining baseline information for the effective management of the Seychelles’ small-scale octopus’ fishery
    Download the ESMP
  23. Peser an Mouvman
    Download the COVID-19 Plan

SeyCCAT PROJECT SAFEGUARDS

SeyCCAT funded 4  Blue Bond subprojects under the BGF2 and  2 subprojects  have safeguards requirement and produced Safeguard instrument; ESMP.

BGF3

A total of  14  Blue Bond subprojects under the BGF3 and  11 subprojects have safeguards requirement and produced Safeguard instrument; ESMP.

BGF4

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SWIOFish 3

The SWIOFish3 project is coordinated by the Department of Blue Economy and the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Trade and it is implemented by the Department of Fisheries , the Department of Environment , the Seychelles Fishing Authority , DBS and SeyCCAT.

SWIOFish3 Consultancy Assignment Safeguards: No project to date.

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