Empowering Mozambican fishers through underwater marine research

Earlier this year, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Mozambique for a work trip that turned out to be an unforgettable adventure. As a South African, this marked my first visit to another African country, and, needless to say, the excitement was palpable. A journey across borders My journey began at Cape Town […]

Can seafood be sustainable?

If, like me, you care for our natural world, you’re often looking for more ways to make a difference for people and nature. One of the most obvious is around food and the choices we make about what we put on our plates. Enter sustainable seafood. This is a hot topic, but many of us […]

Ecotourism set to raise awareness of the African penguin

Two WWF conservation monitors take us behind the scenes of an African penguin colony at CapeNature’s Stony Point near Betty’s Bay to share insights on the role that ecotourism can play in raising awareness about the species’ battle for survival. Why the African penguin needs saving When you’re holding a tiny African penguin chick with […]

WWF-SA Earth Hour Adventure

Kirstenbosch like you’ve never seen before at WWF SA’s Earth Hour 2018, with its second Earth Hour Adventure. Participants of all ages dashed determinedly through the gardens. Guided by a map and our torches, we searched for hidden WWF checkpoints. The gardens transformed into a mystical forest with twinkles of torchlight in between the trees. […]

2017 WWF-SASSI Trailblazers

Seven South African chefs have been named Trailblazers in the 2017 WWF-SASSI Trailblazer Awards held at Harbour House in the V&A Waterfront on Monday 23 October 2017. They are: Philip Alcock (SeaBreeze Fish & Shell, Cape Town) Robert Giljam (Societi Bistro, Cape Town) Julie Carter (Ocean Jewels, Cape Town) Giles Edwards (La Tete, Cape Town) […]

SASSI Educates the Educators in Cape Town and Durban

This winter SASSI attracted a group of dedicated educators from diverse organisations to engage on the topic of sustainable seafood and its role in education. The workshop took place in Cape Town and in Durban and the groups ranged from school teachers to conservation organisations and rangers- a powerful mix of passionate educators. The quaint […]

Heads Above Water

Gauteng has been bubbling with excitement these past few months. WWF-SASSI partnered with the Johannesburg Zoo for their Arbor Day expedition on the 15th September. SASSI engaged with over 1000 primary school students on the importance of marine plants and impacts of our seafood choices. The kids thoroughly enjoyed their time at the SASSI stand […]

Responsible fisheries for sustainable seas

The Small-scale Responsible Fisheries Training project was conceptualised by WWF South Africa so people from small-scale fishing communities are trained as trainers and empowered to deliver workshops to other coastal fishing communities around South Africa. The workshops are co-ordinated nationally by the International Ocean Institute – African Region (IOI-SA), funded by the Transport Education Training […]

Heritage Month Recipe

Try out this green-listed seafood recipe, Salted yellowtail, chapped chilli & Olive bruschetta, courtesy of our Trailblazer chef Bjorn Guido, executive chef of the Millhouse Kitchen at Lourensford.  Ingredients 250g yellowtail 1 clove garlic Chillies and olives 1 L milk 1 sprig of thyme Salt to taste Preparation Poach fish in milk, with salt, thyme […]

Fish species Look out for the new updates to WWF-SASSI Lists for 2017!!

Hey SASSI champions! WWF-SASSI assessments have been finalised for a number of priority South African and International species for inclusion onto the WWF-SASSI list and consumer tools. This was a rigorous process whereby the public was included and provided an opportunity to comment on the draft assessments per the WWF-SASSI notifications to WWF-SASSI stakeholders on […]