Globally 79% of fish stocks are depleted or overfished.
Pavitray ‘Pavs’ Pillay is the programme manager at the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (Sassi) and says luckily South Africa has managed to secure and manage stocks.
Sassi's 'traffic light' system app enables consumers to find out quickly whether a fish species is sustainable or not.
The increasingly popular app is easy to use. SMS the name of the fish and you get back the status of the fish.
Green is the best choice - eat and enjoy. Orange means there are some conservation concerns, and of course, red means endangered, don't eat, don't buy!
The organisation's bi-annual survey is underway for the 4th time. it helps assess South African consumer awareness regarding seafood.
Take 10 minutes and do the survey here.
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