New WWF-SASSI guide: WCRL drops to orange, some key marine species in recovery
WWF-SASSI’s recently updated seafood consumer guide showcases signs of improvement for key South ...
Minister Joemat-Pettersson renews West Coast rock lobster commitment
Following a meeting between the WWF South Africa and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and ...
WWF-SA casts critical net over government’s West Coast Rock Lobster decision
WWF South Africa is very concerned about the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ ...
If you’re cooking, do you know what you’re catching?
Local chefs who are hungry for change have joined a new WWF-SASSI campaign, launching this week to ...
I&J signs landmark agreement with WWF-SASSI
WWF-South Africa has welcomed an announcement made by I&J, stating it is committed to ...
Reviewing progress made towards sustainable fisheries in SA
What are the key challenges facing the fisheries sector in South Africa and how do we deal with ...
More than two planets needed by 2030 – WWF 2012 Living Planet Report finds
An ever-growing demand for resources by a growing population is putting tremendous pressures on our ...
South African Fisheries: The real facts and trends
Despite important progress made over the past ten years in restoring and improving the state of ...
Sustainable fisheries receive R6, 1m boost from Pick ’n Pay
After more than a year of joint planning, Pick n Pay today signed a partnership agreement with WWF ...
In South Africa, there is an urgent need for business to engage with the deepening crisis within the inshore marine resources sector where many of the commercially valuable stocks have collapsed or are heavily depleted. But the impacts are not only local: There is no other business more globalised than seafood – it is the most traded primary commodity in the world. This means that even at a local level, what we sell or buy can have environmental and social impact not only locally but across the globe.
Developing a Sustainable Seafood Industry goes beyond focusing on the individual components of sustainable fishing. It requires a holistic approach, addressing all aspects along the chain of custody from the fisherman’s hook all the way to the final product delivered to the consumer at their local fish shop or restaurant. The WWF Sustainable Fisheries Programme bases it work ethos on this premise, and extends from Responsible Fisheries Programme (RFP) which works directly with the fishing industry, through to the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) who focuses their attention on retailers, restaurants, chefs and consumers.