The Mauritius/Seychelles Joint Commission of the Extended Continental Shelf (Joint Commission) is inviting proposal from eligible and qualified operators registered in Mauritius to undertake sustainable exploratory harvesting of sea cucumber in the Joint Management Area (JMA) for an initial staggered period of one year. The Joint Commission has developed a framework setting out the conditions governing sea cucumber fisheries in the JMA. All selected operators will have an obligation to strictly adhere to these conditions.
Since 2011, Mauritius and Seychelles have exercised joint jurisdiction over the seabed and subsoil of the JMA for the purpose of exploring and exploiting the living and non-living resources, including sea cucumber.
The current initiative is being undertaken to evaluate the distribution and stocks of sea cucumber in the JMA.
Proposal by hand delivered should reach the above authority by the 13th of September 2023 at 02:00 pm.