Do you want to be an active consumer and support sustainable seafood, but you don’t know what fish is on which list? When it comes to knowing if you are making sustainable seafood choices, there are some easy-to-use tools that SASSI has developed to help you.

Most of us carry a mobile phone, so SASSI has provided two mobile options for checking the status of seafood. Others prefer to keep a small pocket guide in their wallet, which they can pull out in the store or at a restaurant.

We encourage you to always ask the three questions about the fish species, the fishing method used to catch it and its origins. These three pieces of information are key to determining which list the fish appears on. Some fish may appear on more than one list, depending on the answers to these questions. Take tuna, for example. Yellowfin tuna caught by pole in South Africa is on the Green list, bigeye tuna caught by longline in South Africa is on the Orange list, while imported Bluefin tuna is on the Red list. To help you make an ocean-friendly choice, use these SASSI tools.


WWF-SASSI Ocean Challenge

This online game places you as a submarine commander exploring South Africa’s oceans and its wildlife. In the game you will navigate three levels, code green, orange and red -much like the SASSI list- avoid ocean hazards and ‘tag fish’ to help us keep an eye on our oceans.This underwater adventure of learning through play is part of our education technology endeavours, supported by Vodacom & AVI Community Trust.

Play the Ocean Challenge



The easy-to-use app allows you to check the sustainability of your seafood choice in real time. You can find out whether to tuck in, think twice or avoid all together. It’s free on Android and iOS!

Get the SASSI App


Pocket Guide

SASSI has made a pocket-sized booklet for consumers to carry around that can help inform them about the most sustainable fish species to purchase and eat. A SASSI poster of the colour-coded lists and pictures of the various species is also available.

Download Pocket Card


SASSI Card Game

Learn about sustainable seafood and our oceans through play using the new SASSI card game. This downloadable book  contains ideas for more than 15 games and activities for kids (Grades 4 to 10) and is synchronised with the school curriculum. Teachers, educators and parents are encouraged to download the book, cut out and laminate the brightly coloured fish cards for use in the classroom or at home. Let’s play!

SASSI Card Game