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From Boat To Plate: Linking The Seafood Consumer And Supply Chain



Posted on 26 November 2014
From Boat To Plate: Linking The Seafood Consumer And Supply Chain
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South Africa’s fishery sector is of significant commercial importance and many of its seafood products are valued on the international market.
 
Complementary to this we have a wealth of resources, both along our coast and inshore, that are critical to the livelihoods and food security of local communities.
 
The pressure that many fish stocks are currently under and the increasing importance of marine resources in supplying a source of protein world-wide is evident. We need to know more than ever how everything is connected, from boat to plate: the status of the species, how our seafood is caught, where, and the path it has travelled to reach the end consumer.
 
To date there has not been a comprehensive analysis of the trade dynamics of the South African seafood sector. This report highlights the major species traded, provides information on the sustainability of their origins and tracks the seafood’s route to market. It also attempts to assess the extent of WWF-SASSI’s impact in influencing seafood purchasing decisions, and in reducing illegal trade in the South African seafood industry. 
From Boat To Plate: Linking The Seafood Consumer And Supply Chain
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