Maritime Security in Seychelles

This concept note introduces the SAFE SEAS case study of the maritime security sector in the Seychelles. Drawing on the SPIP methodology, the country profile is introduced, the organization of maritime space reviewed and the core maritime security issues identified by the country are discussed. The Seychelles provides a particularly interesting case as an archipelagic state in which oceans policy for sustainable development and maritime security are core drivers of the governmental agenda. Seychelles has emerged as a leading voice in the international debate on the blue
economy and the implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14 dealing with sustainable management of ocean resources. As a close maritime neighbour to Somalia, the country has
also been directly affected by Somali-based piracy, became a regional hub for counter-piracy, and also significantly benefitted from external capacity building.

Read the working paper here.