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Adelie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula– the Antarctic is their only home and it seems they are fighting with gallant pluck against overwhelming odds.
Adelie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula– the Antarctic is their only home and it seems they are fighting with gallant pluck against overwhelming odds.

National Marine Week 6th – 12th October


National Marine Week 6th – 12th October

National Marine Week is celebrated in the second week in October and is dedicated to creating awareness about the marine and coastal environments in order to promote sustainable use and conservation of these resources for the benefit of both present and future generations.  Although this is something uShaka does on a daily basis it feels great to have the support of the nation in focussing on the marine world for a whole week.

This year uShaka is focussing on encouraging South Africans to Vote with their wallets.  As a nation we are realising more and more the power we have as consumers in forcing industries to make changes that include sustainability as one of their core values.

Encouraging Visitors to Make the Right Choice

uShaka Sea World is a proud partner for sustainable seafood in South Africa and encourage visitors to come down to uShaka Marine World during Marine Week to learn more about MSC (Marine Stewardship Council), an international certification and eco–labelling programme for sustainably caught seafood and SASSI (South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative).   MSC promotes the support of fisheries who use good management practices and restaurants and supermarkets who serve seafood from sustainable sources.

It’s now so easy for supermarket shoppers to make the right choice when purchasing seafood.  All consumers need to do is look for the MSC logo bearing the little blue tick when shopping for frozen and tinned fish.  This guarantees you that the fish you are purchasing was sustainably caught.

Young male Southern Elephant Seals on South Georgia sparing as King Penguins look on with little interest.
Young male Southern Elephant Seals on South Georgia sparing as King Penguins look on with little interest.

From Monday to Sunday visitors to the Village Walk are encouraged to visit the Marine Week stand outside Dangerous Creatures where they will have a chance to chat to scientists and marine educators and learn about SASSI and MSC accredited fish and why some fish are more green than others.

Adelie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula– the Antarctic is their only home and it seems they are fighting with gallant pluck against overwhelming odds.
Adelie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula– the Antarctic is their only home and it seems they are fighting with gallant pluck against overwhelming odds.

As a special treat on Friday, Saturday and Sunday chefs from the Cargo Hold restaurant will be demonstrating various recipes using fish listed on the green list from midday -15h00.


On Tuesday 7 October at 18:00 visitors are welcome to join marine biologists Judy and Bruce Mann as they share their experience of a life time – to Ushuaia, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.  From majestic albatrosses to wallowing whales, this presentation which takes place in the Education Centre at uShaka Marine World will take you to this almost untouched wilderness. While the stunning scenery, fearless wildlife and dramatic geology are breath-taking, the sensitivity of this remote region to human activities in our own back yards becomes clear.

It is here that Climate Change is real and the true Web of Life which connects everything on our amazing planet is revealed.

Please RSVP by:

Monday 6 October

Jessica Pillay (Tel) 031 328 8222 jessica@saambr.org.za

Or Jane Dlamini (Tel) 031 328 8114


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