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S.A.S.S.I.

A sexy little name but what does it really mean?

SASSI stands for the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative.

Information extracted from http://www.wwfsassi.co.za/?m=5&s=4

With so many different seafood options available in restaurants and supermarkets,how can you ensure you make the best choice for you and for the environment? There are so many factors to consider that choosing seafood can become a real challenge! But by asking the right questions, you can better choose seafood that is good for you and good for the environment!

To help you make better seafood choices, we have created numerous ways to help you get the information you need to make an ocean-friendly seafood choice. We have taken a fairly simple “traffic light” approach – when the species is listed as green, go for it! When it is orange, think twice about it! And red? Well, that is a definite no-no!

Along with this, we have a whole host of places where you can get this information from (see below), whether you are on the internet at home, sitting in a restaurant or anywhere with a cellphone and some signal.

The FishMS service allows consumers to make on-the-spot choices about the seafood with just one SMS. 

Simply type the name of the seafood species into a text message and send it to 079 499 8795. Shortly thereafter, you will receive a response telling you whether to tuck in, think twice or avoid altogether. If the species is a commonly caught linefish species, there will also be information about minimum size and bag limits which are set by DAFF.

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