Île Raphael

Coordinates: 16°27′0″S 59°37′0″E / 16.45000°S 59.61667°E / -16.45000; 59.61667
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16°27′0″S 59°37′0″E / 16.45000°S 59.61667°E / -16.45000; 59.61667

Île Raphael Chapel in St. Brandon

Île Raphael is an island in the Saint Brandon archipelago, a group of thirty outer islands of Mauritius.[1] The island is named after Veuve Raphaël.[2]

Île Raphael residents amount to less than 40 people and constitute the majority of Saint Brandon's entire population. Some resident employees of Raphael Fishing Company stay and work on the island for periods of up to seven months, depending on the season. Île Raphaël is the principal base for line fishing, fly fishing and fly casting activities by local fishermen.[3]

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  1. ^ "Île Raphael". ile archipel. Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Point 5 In 1820 the then Governor General of Mauritius granted jouissances in respect of the five groups as follows. He granted to Ozile Majestre alone a joussance exclusive over one group, the Iles Boisées, and to two individuals, Ozile Majestre and Dominique Bétuel, jouissances en partage over another group of six islands (Petits Foux, Lavocaire and four others). He granted three further jouissances exclusives to respectively M. Burceret (La Baleine and l'île aux Cocos), Mme. Veuve Raphaël (l'île Raphaël) and Mr William Stone (Ile Veronge and Ile aux Bois). All these jouissances were unlimited in time.". vlex. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
  3. ^ "The Raphael Fishing Company Ltd v. The State of Mauritius & Anor (Mauritius) [2008] UKPC 43 (30 July 2008)". www.saflii.org.