SocMon Resource: Monitoring Site Reports

Socioeconomic Monitoring in the Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles Report

Western Indian OceanBy Seychelles National Parks Authority  |  2009

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Socio Economic monitoring can be a very useful tool to provide Marine Protected (MPA) managers, policy and decision makers with useful information which can help to improve the status of MPA’ as well as help to develop better legislations. Information collected with socio economic monitoring can also show various stakeholders of an MPA how they benefit by having such an area designated in their vicinity. This why two monitoring sites were set up in the Curieuse and Ste Anne Marine National Parks in the Seychelles. Both sites are managed by the newly formed Seychelles National Parks Authority (S.N.P.A), formerly know as the Seychelles centre for Marine Research and technology – Marine Parks Authority (SCMRT-MPA) along with 4 other marine National parks in the Seychelles.