70 years of helping people to care for our ocean

our messages

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:

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:

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:

What SAAMBR does:
Fisheries research

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.
For more information please email education@seaworld.org.za

We developed fish pellets for use in our uShaka Sea World aquarium, in an effort to reduce our environmental footprint and become more sustainable.

Lowering use of natural resources

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
–  planting
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.

Education

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

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