WWF-SASSI Braai Ambassador wins 2015 Ultimate Braai Master

The Weskus ANNAS have claimed the title as South Africa’s ULTIMATE BRAAI MASTERS 2015! They walk away with R500 000 in cash, a brand new Suzuki SA SX4 Crossover and a trip to the USA to compete in the World Food Championships as Team South Africa, courtesy of Robertsons Herbs & Spices! The Weskus ANNAs […]

New WWF-SASSI Trailblazer Chefs for 2015

Seven South African chefs were announced as ‘Trailblazers’ in the 2015 WWF-SASSI Trailblazer Awards, held at The Table Bay Hotel, on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on Monday, 30th November 2015. The seven awarded chefs are: Chef Peter Pankhurst – Savoy Cabbage Restaurant Chef Greg Coleman – East Head Café, Knysna Chef Michelle Theron – Pierneef […]

Sustainable partnerships make for sustainable business

Businesses with the foresight to recognise that the longevity of their businesses is underpinned by a sustainable supply of fish should be actively engaged in the protection of these resources. It is with this rationale that the Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) was established in 2009. The RFA is a partnership between major fishing corporates, I&J, […]


The FishforLife programme is a national umbrella project set to launch in upcoming months. The project works with members of the recreational fishing community to gather information about their catches – even the “one that got away” to a database used to study the state of South Africa’s marine life. FishforLife is aimed at improving […]

Retailer/Supplier Scheme Update

2015 is drawing to a close and many of the Participants in the Retailer / Supplier Participation Scheme are reaching their target dates for their sustainable seafood commitments. These include sourcing seafood from origins which are Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified for wild capture fisheries or Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified for aquaculture species; on […]

The challenges facing the small-scale fishers

The year has been a long and difficult one for small-scale fishers. 2015 was mostly characterised by uncertainty with regards the small-scale fisheries policy. Not only did the fishermen grapple with the derailed implementation of the policy, they were also confronted by a sad reality of the interim relief permit system for West Coast Rock […]

Making waves – the marine team is growing!

As our projects and networks expand across South Africa, so does our diverse team. Meet the three new pandas, who have signed-up for the new and exciting projects. Robin Adams is the new MPA Forum Coordinator – a new position, developed in partnership with DEA: Oceans and Coasts. Robin hails from CapeNature and brings with […]

Land, ahoy

Gauteng is the economic hub of South Africa and a foodie’s paradise where the most seafood in the country is consumed – the best catch is often filleted and dressed on the plates of the province’s busiest restaurants. Because of the ever-increasing demand for seafood in the province, there is a growing responsibility for consumers, […]

#SASSIstories campaign launches and we want to hear your story

Our oceans are the cornerstone of life on our planet. They cover more than two thirds of our planet’s surface, produce 70% of our oxygen and are responsible for driving the Earth’s weather systems. Oceans are also a critical source of food, culture and history. Every year they feed over a billion people and almost […]

We have new ambassadors!

We have exciting news to bring to you! Tikka boys, winners of Ultimate Braai Master Season 3, have signed on to become official SASSI braai ambassadors. South Africa has a rich braai heritage, so much so that we have a public holiday, unofficially, dedicated to it. This day encourages South Africans to come together and celebrate […]