The name “Moving Sushi” was first etched in vinyl, in 2008, along the body of a very new looking 4x4 as we prepared to head out from our home in Betty’s Bay Cape Town on a 2 year, 42 country expedition driving across East and West Africa, Europe and Asia. The mission was to go and discover people and projects from around the globe that were making a difference in marine conservation despite the desperate situation the marine world is in. For two years we have documented in video and photos the inspirational stories of people who are doing things right, something which is often overlooked.
Since our successful return in 2008, Moving Sushi has begun to evolve into a passionate team dedicated to all things ocean and marine related. From filmmaking and photography to ground breaking expeditions, fisheries science, ocean conservation and travel. By bringing all that is positive and infusing passion, ingenious thought and information sharing we hope to make a difference in our marine world. We have been privileged to work with people who are passionate and hell bent on developing and evolving marine conservation into something that makes more than just an impact on paper.
Mike is currently working as a freelance fisheries consultant for the Smart Fish program being conducted in different countries along East Africa, while Linda is working as a freelance environmental journalist, photographer and travel writer/blogger, both enamored with Africa and its potential.
Moving Sushi may have started in the back of a 4x4 but it is growing exponentially with the aim of changing the way we view and conduct Marine conservation in Africa and beyond.
Taking a feather out of the cap of one of the inspirational people that have influenced us we work by the motto that,
“People and the problem, but people are also the solution” Haider El Ali
Moving Sushi is proud to be part of the United Nations decade of biodiversity.
Mike is a member of the Explorers Club as well as Mail and Guardians 200 young South Africans of 2012, Linda is a blogger, writer , photographer and ambassador for The International Eco Tourism Society. Both host TEDx Sea Point in Cape Town spreading the awareness and love of the ocean.
We blog for the following publications
We are also representatives of Seacology in South Africa, and you can view a photographic exhibition of Moving Sushi's Expedition at the Two oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront ,Cape Town.
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