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 (http://wwfsassi.co.za/).
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.
SOUTH AFRICAN FISHERIES – DRAFT 2017 ASSESSMENTS
|Hake Inshore trawl||Agulhas sole (Austroglossus pectoralis)||RED|
|Hake Inshore trawl||Biscuit Skates (Raja straeleni)||RED|
|Hake Inshore trawl||Carpenter (Argyrozona argyrozona)||ORANGE|
|Hake Inshore trawl||Cape Dory (Zeus capensis)||ORANGE|
|Hake Inshore trawl||Gurnards (Chelidonichthys capensis)||ORANGE|
|Hake Inshore trawl||Panga (Pterogymnus laniarus)||RED|
|Hake Inshore trawl||Red Stumpnose (Chrysoblephus gibbiceps)||RED|
|Hake Inshore trawl||White Stumpnose (Rhabdosargus globiceps)||RED|
|Hake Offshore trawl||Gurnards (Chelidonichthys capensis)||ORANGE|
|Pelagic longline||Yellowfin Tuna – Atlantic Ocean (Thunnus albacares)||RED|
|Pelagic longline||Yellowfin Tuna – Indian Ocean (Thunnus albacares)||RED|
|Purse seine||Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)||GREEN|
|Purse seine||Red-eye round herring (Etrumeus whiteheadi)||GREEN|
|Purse seine||Sardine (Sardinops sagax)||ORANGE|