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 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