Public Notification: SASSI Draft Colours 2017

Dear SANCOR & SASSI community,

WWF-SASSI has recently conducted draft WWF-SASSI assessments for a number of priority South African species for inclusion onto the WWF-SASSI list and consumer tools. Per the attached WWF-SASSI assessment protocol, interested and affected parties are hereby notified of the draft assessment outcome.

Interested parties are hereby invited to submit comments regarding the species up for review this year via email at [email protected]. WWF-SA recommends that comments be substantiated by appropriate scientific documents, such as government scientific working group documents or peer-reviewed journal papers. Only substantiated comments will be considered for purposes of altering any assessment outcome. For further information, please read the attached assessment protocol and visit the WWF-SASSI website (

This period for public comment period for these species shall extend for 30 days and, thus, close at 5 p.m. on 17 February 2017. Please note that WWF-SA shall also provide a forthcoming list of international species to be included in the WWF-SASSI list later this year.

WWF-SASSI Wildcapture protocol





Hake Inshore trawlAgulhas sole (Austroglossus pectoralis)RED
Hake Inshore trawlBiscuit Skates (Raja straeleni)RED
Hake Inshore trawlCarpenter (Argyrozona argyrozona)ORANGE
Hake Inshore trawlCape Dory (Zeus capensis)ORANGE
Hake Inshore trawlGurnards (Chelidonichthys capensis)ORANGE
Hake Inshore trawlPanga (Pterogymnus laniarus)RED
Hake Inshore trawlRed Stumpnose (Chrysoblephus gibbiceps)RED
Hake Inshore trawlWhite Stumpnose (Rhabdosargus globiceps)RED
Hake Offshore trawlGurnards (Chelidonichthys capensis)ORANGE
Pelagic longlineYellowfin Tuna – Atlantic Ocean (Thunnus albacares)RED
Pelagic longlineYellowfin Tuna – Indian Ocean (Thunnus albacares)RED
Purse seineAnchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)GREEN
Purse seineRed-eye round herring (Etrumeus whiteheadi)GREEN
Purse seineSardine (Sardinops sagax)ORANGE