South African Seafood Initiative

Initiative Type: Programmes

Belém Statement Area: Ocean Observation

Initiative Location: South Africa

Time Frame: 2004-Ongoing


In 2004, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) established the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) to inform and educate all participants in the seafood trade, from wholesalers to restaurateurs through to seafood lovers, about sustainable seafood. By using a "traffic light" system, the colour-coded SASSI list categorises selected South African and imported seafood species according to their conservation status.


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