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Seychelles : SEALife, the guide to sea based activities in Seychelles is issued.

Kate Carolus, a contributor with articles in the SEALife Seychelles Magazine presented Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture with their first copy of the latest edition of the magazine.

Edition 4 2013 spells out the drive by Seychelles to go out for world records. The mid ocean islands of the seychelles has always been known to be a haven for big game fishing enthusiasts, but the fishing fraternity of the islands have, to a degree, remain rather timid in publicizing this unique asset of their islands.

The promoters of SEALife Seychelles chose the Seychelles Tourism Board s annual end-of-year marketing meeting to unveil the latest edition of SEALife Seychelles, a publication which promises to cover a wide range of activities, sports and topics related to the sea.

Present were the Minister, CEO and senior officials of the Seychelles Tourism Board, key marketing representatives of the destination marketing s body from all over the world responsible for marketing Seychelles and members of the Marketing Committee of Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association.

The launch could not be more opportune given the national focus on the blue economy and the call by the Minister for Tourism at the close of last weekend s SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of The Sea to make the most of the potential that our seas - both below and above water- hold in drawing visitors to our shores whether this be cruise tourism, diving, sports fishing, conservation, turtle observation, snorkelling or yachting tapping into and developing niche markets.

Sailing!, This time around the magazine focuses on activities popular during the South East monsoon. Sailing is prominently featured in an account by Evangeline Goulding, who shares the history of the Sail Training Scheme and while Alain Alcindor covers current sailing activities and successes of Seychellois sailors in international tournaments.

Featuring the Shark, As with each edition an expert analysis of a particular fish is conducted prominent Seychellois fisheries biologist Joel Nageon de Lestang focuses on the Shark in a timely review as we continue the heated debate on shark fishing and culling.

Turtles, Sea birds and Fish Aggregations, Fans of conservation efforts will not be disappointed Aurelie Duhec exposes the behaviour of sea turtle hatchlings on Alphonse Island during the observation and monitoring programme by the Island Conservation Society. Underwater, Tove Jorgensen explores fish aggregation habits and highlights the risks and the importance of protecting such sites.

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