Updates to the SASSI list

By September 26, 2018 News No Comments

The last WWF-SASSI assessments have just been completed and reviewed, the SASSI app, website and FishMS has been updated with the following changes:

  • Monkfish caught in the offshore trawl fishery has changed from green to orange. All monkfish is therefore orange listed.
  • Natal knifejaw is a brand new species that is listed, as red.
  • Horse mackerel has been newly assessed for inshore trawl and is orange listed.
  • White-spotted smooth-hound shark is a new species that has been assessed for inshore trawl and is red listed. Common smooth hound shark remains red.
  • Cape hope squid has been newly assessed for inshore trawl which is orange, whilst jigging remains green.
  • Bigeye tuna caught by pelagic longline is red listed from the Atlantic Ocean and orange listed from the Indian Ocean (in South Africa only).
  • Jacopever has been newly assessed for the inshore trawl fishery and is red listed.
  • Herring caught via midwater trawl in the following fishing areas (FAO 27: *ICES VIa, ICES VIIb, ICES VIIc) has shifted from orange to green.
  • Sprat caught via midwater trawl in the following fishing areas (FAO 27: ICES 22-32) has moved from orange to green.

*ICES areas stand for International Council for Exploration for Seas who assign codes to various fishing regions which enables tracking of fish stocks and management of these.

 Kirtanya, WWF-SASSI Project Officer & Monica Stassen, WWF-SASSI Assessment Coordinator