Business and Sustainable Seafood – Why is it Important? - Sustainable seafood is more than just a good deal for our marine ecosystems, it makes business sense too. WWF-SASSI is committed to working hand-in-hand with the seafood industry towards a future in which sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture thrive at a level that supports the communities and businesses that depend on them. Supporting a vision for a sustainable seafood industry means purchasing environmentally responsible seafood by following best...learn more
Sardine and Anchovy - Penguin Energetics Project - The African Penguins are severely under threat and are now considered Endangered by the World Conservation Union. Their populations have decreased by over 90% since the turn of the last century, initially as a result of egg collecting and guano scraping but more recently as a result of competition between man and penguins for a source of food – sardines and anchovies. The learn more
Kingklip and Monk - Seabird Bycatch - Albatrosses are amongst the most endangered group of animals on the planet with 18 of 21 albatrosses threatened with extinction as a result of their interactions with fishing gear. Kingklip and monk are caught as bycatch in the Hake Trawl Fishery and therefore have an impact on albatrosses.The South African hake trawl fishery has been working towards reducing their impact on seabirds since 2006 mainly through implementing tori lines on...learn more
Sole and Kob - Inshore Trawl Bycatch Management - The inshore trawl fishery of the Cape South coast targets shallow-water hake and sole. Total allowable catches are set for these species, and permit holders hold quotas for one or both species. However, inshore trawlers catch a wide variety of species. An initial study conducted by the University of Cape Town and WWF indicates that the inshore trawl takes a substantial catch of non-target and un-managed fish...learn more
SASSI Restaurant Champions - SASSI Restaurant Champions only offer SASSI green-listed seafood to their clientele. SASSI green-listed species are the most sustainable choices from the healthiest and most well-managed populations. These species can handle current fishing pressure, or are farmed in a manner that does not harm the environment. Some green species are not targeted by any particular fishery, but are managed as a sustainable bycatch. Below are a list of our SASSI Restaurant Champions:...learn more
Aquaculture Methods: Cage culture Cages are usually used to farm fin fish in fresh and sea water. The cages are placed in either a sheltered bay in the sea or in a dam off a river for fresh water fish species. These cages are usually anchored to the sea/dam floor and have walking platforms or boat access for feeding and harvesting. In South Africa marine species such as kob and yellowtail and freshwater species such as trout are...learn more
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