Seychelles is the shortest distance to and from almost 90% of the tuna fishing ground. It yields over 25% of the total tuna catch in the western Indian Ocean. Fishery represents 17% of formal employment.

The production of fish amounted to 130,000 MT in year 2005 bring foreign exchange of 53% of gross receipts, supported by excellent port facilities, services and vessels maintenance. Port Victoria is one of the largest tuna transhipment port in the world transacting 80% of catch of purseseiners in the region.

Seychelles Government is promoting sustainable and responsible fisheries to optimizing this sector to the future generations.

Investment opportunities exist for Processing of Fisheries, Cold Storage Facilities, Tuna Fishing Fleet, Marineculture and aquaculture.