70 years of helping people to care for our ocean

Our messages address three major threats to our oceans.
  By consuming less and conserving more, we can leave behind a healthy planet for future generations.

Choose your seafood wisely

Much of the seafood that we like to eat is in trouble. Worldwide unsustainable fishing has driven some fish populations to very low levels. The situation is no different in South Africa, where stocks of many well-known fish species have been severely depleted.

What you can do:

Use SASSI resources – The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative
The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) informs the public about how their choice of fish for consumption can help determine the future health and productivity of our oceans.

Choose seafood with the blue MSC – Marine Stewardship Council eco-label
All along the supply chain, from ocean to plate, MSC certified fish is clearly labelled so it can be traced to a certified sustainable fishery.

What we do:

Our ORI scientists have studied popular linefish species since the 1960’s. The results of their research have contributed to the sustainable management of many different species. SAAMBR has also actively supported the SASSI campaign since it was formally started by WWF-SA in 2004. Our scientists contribute their research to the annual assessments of the fish, to decide onto which list they should be placed.

uShaka Sea World Education run sustainable seafood courses for fishmongers.
Cost R95 per person.
For more information please email education@seaworld.org.za

Lower your use of natural resources

Burning fossil fuels release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that trap heat in our atmosphere, making them major contributors to climate change.  A healthy environment can be maintained if we learn to use our natural resources sustainably. 

What you can do:

Use less electricity
Unplug chargers and appliances when not in use
Turn lights off before leaving your home
Replace lightbulbs with LEDs

Save fuel
Carpool to work
Turn your engine off when idling for long periods
Walk or ride a bicycle
Keep tires fully inflated for better fuel economy

Save water
Fill a bucket while showering and use it to water plants
Turn off the taps while brushing your teeth
Harvest rainwater
Install water-efficient appliances and showerheads

Use less paper
Switch to online billing
Think before you print
Subscribe to digital magazine subscriptions

What we do:

Environmental sustainability is critical at SAAMBR. After all, we need to practice what we preach.
Started in 2007, the SAAMBR Green Team was initiated to integrate conservation into the daily operations of the organisation. Made up of representative of all departments, the Green Team has initiated:

the installation of recycling stations both in the park and behind the scenes
the placement of conservation messages in strategic positions (like the toilet doors)
the installation of vegetable gardens and worm farms
encouraging car-pooling and supporting ‘plastic free’ initiatives
indigenous trees

Born out of the Green Team, the sitewide Sustainability Committee looks at initiatives such as the installation of 456 solar panels on our office block roof and other large-scale projects.
Examples of recent activities undertaken by the Sustainability Committee include

a rain water harvesting system
numerous energy saving projects which collectively are saving over R350 000 per month.

These energy saving initiatives demonstrate the uShaka Sea World team’s commitment to saving both money and our environment.

Dispose of your waste wisely

Many sea creatures swallow plastics by accident.  Plastics break down into small pieces known as micro-plastics, which may be eaten by marine animals. Animals may become entangled in discarded waste such as nets, ropes and fishing line.   

What you can do:

Be thoughtful when buying 
Tell companies what you want and don’t want

Reduce overall consumption by questioning all significant purchases and resisting impulse buying

Choose reusable items over disposable items

Simply take something you are no longer using and alter it for another more practical use

Recycle everything you can

Don’t litter
Slam Dunk The Junk!

What we do:

uShaka Sea World Education:
Thandi the Turtle – Slam Dunk The Junk
Know Your Plastics workshops

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This primary messaging features in all daily commentaries and presentations at uShaka Sea World.

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