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This week we ran a training session for local restaurants and suppliers on sustainable seafood and the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative, SASSI. This training session was attended by SASSI supporters, Ocean Basket and John Dory's as well as representatives from the Point Watersport Club, Seafood Enterprise, Jimmy’s Killer Prawns and WWF-SASSI volunteers.
The participants learned about the issues surrounding overfishing and various fishing methods and discussed various solutions to ensure seafood sustainability. ... See MoreSee Less
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This year SAAMBR continued their partnership with the WOOLWORTHS Schools Programme to host the #InternationalCoastalCleanup2018 at uShaka Beach on 15 September 2018. Over 500 learners from more than 15 schools excitedly met at uShaka Sea World Education. After a briefing by our Education Director, Jone Porter, the groups were led by our SAAMBR staff who volunteered for the morning to guide groups along the beach and teach them the dangers of litter on the beach.
After an hour of cleaning in the sunshine on the beach the groups headed back to Education to count their items and record the numbers. These numbers will go toward the South African statistics and will assist in future decisions about coastal clean ups, ocean health and people and the ocean.
Together the Woolworths and uShaka Sea World teams collected over 35 bags of litter. The most common items found were :
Cigarette butts 4687
Plastic bottle caps 1146
Straws/ stirrers/lollipop sticks 1222
Foam packaging 1491
Food wrappers 733
Over 1600 nurdles ... See MoreSee Less