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Sunday, December 10, 2006

FishMS

South African diners whose enviromentalism is as discerning as their palates now can turn to technology to help make the right menu choices.With 76 percent of the world's fish overexploited or fished to maximum levels,the Southern African Sustainable seafood Initiative this week launched a text message service that provides information on whether that tender sashimi is from a plentiful or an endangered species.
"Simply send the name of a fish to the number and you will immediately get a message telling you whether to tuck in,think twice or avoid completely,'' the coordinator of the initative,Jaco Barendse,said.
His group is supproted by the South African goverment,the international environmentalist group WWF, and others.
The service , known as FishMs,is colour-coded.Green means go ahead and eat,as population numbers are healthy.Orange means its species that is legal to sell,but supplies are in danger.Species marked red are illegal to buy or sell in South Africa.

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