Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Ban on red steenbras fishing

Please check out the latest Government Gazette regulation on recreational fishing. Red steenbras has been moved from the Permitted Species List to the Prohibited Species List.

Marine Living Resources Act: Regulations: Amendment,(G 35903, RG 9860, GoN 959), 23 November 2012 

Red steenbras (Petrus rupestris) is the largest member of the seabream family (Sparidae) and is endemic to South Africa. Illustration: Coastal fishes of Southern Africa Phil & Elaine Heemstra.Grahamstown: NISC/SAIAB, 2004.