SASSI Training Courses

SassiLogoThe Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative invites you to join in on their Sustainable Seafood training course in Cape Town next month. The course is taking place on the 27th of August, at the Sea Point Research Aquarium in Cape Town. It is a 3 hour interactive training course specifically aimed at restaurants involved in the seafood industry who are wanting to join SASSI’s participation scheme. The course is designed to equip restaurant owners, managers and potentially head chefs with information and skills on how to develop a sustainable seafood strategy in their business and will include sections on:
•The state of our marine resources in South Africa
•Understanding the problems related to overfishing
•SASSI’s sustainable seafood solutions
•The benefits of sustainable seafood and how to implement SASSI in your business

At the training participants will also be given SASSI’s practical guide to sustainable seafood (a manual for the course) as well as an interactive SASSI DVD to assist restaurants with in-house training of their wait and kitchen staff. New participants will also receive SASSI certificates and stickers to display in their restaurants as well as a copy of SASSI’s poster, and our new Fish Fact cards and table-talkers.

Who should attend?:

Restaurants are encouraged to send a maximum of 2 people (managers/owners/head chef) to the course. One of these attendees is expected to take charge of implementing SASSI in their restaurant and to be the restaurant’s contact person with SASSI for all future communications.

Course Details:

Date: 27th August 2009
Time: 08:30 – 12:00 (Tea will be provided during a mid-morning break)
Venue: Sea Point Research Aquarium, Beach Rd, Sea Point
Costs: The course is offered free of charge to all existing members of SASSI’s restaurant participation scheme and is a mandatory training requirement for all restaurant’s wanting to join the scheme. We strongly encourage all existing participants to attend to ensure that they are up to date on the latest issues surrounding seafood sustainability in South Africa and because we have developed a number of new materials and benefits for the scheme. Restaurants who have not yet signed on to our participation scheme are welcome to attend but will not be able to receive any of the SASSI materials.

Please RSVP as soon as possible as spaces are limited, the closing date for registration is the 20th of August. Priority will be given to existing and new members of the participation scheme.

For more information on SASSI’s restaurant participation scheme and the benefits associated with sustainable seafood, please find a copy of SASSI’s Business guide to Sustainable Seafood online at www.wwf.org.za/sassi . Please feel free to contact me should you require any more information about the course or SASSI’s restaurant participation scheme.

For more information contact John Duncan at jduncan@wwf.org.za.

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