In an article published in Seychelles Nation today, IDC CEO Glenny Savy comments on economic activities taking place at Astove, which has been opened up especially for fly fishing. Mr Savy remarked that Astove today boasts an increasingly popular fly fishing tourism with enthusiasts travelling from various parts of the world, including South Africa, Russia and USA.
"It is a very popular activity and enthusiasts are willing to pay a lot of money to be able to indulge in their favourite sport,” Mr Savy said.“It is another kind of tourism and this activity is not detrimental to the environment as the tourists are well-guided in this activity to ensure protection of the environment.”
IDC benefits from foreign exchange through guest house facilities rented out on Astove, plane charter and other services provided. Mr Savy noted that prior to that Astove was being used for all sorts of illegal activities and its wildlife poached.