The republic is seeking ways to unlock the potential hidden in its oceans. Operation Phakisa has identified opportunities in aquaculture, ship building and maintenance, and fishing that will grow the blue economy. It is a strategy lead by The Seychelles and that requires continent-wide co-operation.
Seafood is popular on many menus, but over-fishing is costing the oceans dearly. Aquaculture is one answer, with fish farmed for consumption in protected environments. In South Africa, the industry is in its infancy, but companies are farming fish that are green-listed on the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative.
Choose your fish wisely to prevent the collapse of the fish populations in our oceans. To help, the SASSI Seafood Circle recognises restaurants and chefs who are conscious of best practice.
South Africa is no less of a culprit when it comes to threatening the survival of marine species by overfishing. To curb this, the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative aims to educate consumers on their choice of seafood and its impact on marine life.