Contact numbers - sea fish regulation

OAST REGION

Regional Office: Durban Office
Private Bag X 3, CONGELLA
Durban - 4013
Tel: 031-2741150

NOTE : ALL EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE ON NETWORK UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED
CONSERVATION, RESEARCH AND ECOTOURISM

CEDRIC COETZEE: GENERAL MANAGER COAST

031-2741159 (ph) # 082-5592866 (Cell) 031-2741185 (fax)

Lyn Morty: P. A. to General Manager Coast
031-2741166(ph) #072-2021872 (Cell) 031-2741185 (fax)

PLEASE NOTE: * DENOTES Section Fax Number. # DENOTES NEW CELL NUMBER
SECTION CO-ORDINATORS & MANAGERS CONSERVATION:
Ken Morty RCC(MARINE) #082-5592840 031-2741182

Jean Harris:RCE(COAST)

0824591917 031-2741180

Sibusiso Thusi:RCC(COAST)

#082-5592863 031 2741165

Ian Porter:REC(COAST)

083-3878400 031-2741158

Skhumbuso Kunene RFM(COAST)

083-3792620 031-2741162

Faith Memela :HRM(COAST)

083-3792621 031-2741155
Jone Porter RCPC(COAST) 082-5592844 031-2741164
George Nair MC(S/C RESERVES) #082-5592851 031-2741171
Tony Conway CM(GSLWP) 083-3099212 035-5509453
Eliakim Ndlovu:MC 083-5250158 035-5710051
MARINE SECTION: Ken Morty
Rob Broker MC O & C (M) #082-5592867 031-2741187

Ian Pattrick:MC Marine Districts (S/C)

#082-5592855 031-2741190

Wayne Evans:O-I-C Marine Prosecutions

082-3216843 031-2741188
Cheryl Walters Snr. Admin Clerk 031-2741186
Callum Beattie CM Siyaya CP Umlalazi N R #082-5592842 035-3401836
Sydney Chili: CM Amatikulu 082-2569460 032-4530155
James Wood CM Mpenjati #082-5592838 039-3130531
Nicolas Mthethwa O-I-C Umtentweni #082-5592858 039-6952530
Paul Buchel OiC Scottburgh

#082-5592848

Rohan Benadie : Hospitality Manager 035 5508476 / 550 8477 (tel)
Albert Cele OiC Kingsburgh

#082-5592846

Karl Bentley:OiC Greater Durban Area

#082-5593843 031-2741152
Rob Baur SNC Durban #082-5592845 031-2741154
Sam Ndlovu DCO Durban

#082-5592869 031-2741151

Dumisane Mthembu DCO Offshore Compliance (Marine) Durban Office

#082-5592860 031-2741160

Basil Pather:CM Beachwood

#082-5592839

Lionel van Schoor:DCO Ballito

#082-5592847 032-9460664
Vincent (Leonard) Zulu DCO Tugela C D #082-5592841
Kevin Green DCO Richards Bay CD #082-5592837 035-7532212
Phineus Mokoka DCO Richards Bay #082-5592849 035-7532212

Richard Penn-Sawers:MC GSLWP(Marine)

#082-5592868 035-5901443

Hayden Ferguson:CM Maputaland Marine Reserve Manzengwenya

#082-5592899 035-5748301

Shaun Dickson:CM Marine Reserve North Sodwana Bay

#082-5592873 035-5710051 ext: 219

Selvan Naidoo:CM Marine Reserve South St. Lucia

#082-5592872

Anton James:DCO St. Lucia Est. (Marine) St. Lucia

#082-5592871 035-5901111372
SUBSISTENCE FISHERIES OFFICE: KEN MORTY
Sandile Sibiya Manager 072-2518202 031-2741175

Debbie Broker: Admin. Clerk Durban Office

031-2741176

Phikele Mbonambi: Field Staff Durban Office

031-2741183

Gjimani Myende: Field Staff Durban Office

031-2741183

Skhumbuso Mkhwanazi: Field Staff Durban Office

031-2741183

Jethros Mthiyane: Field Staff Durban Office

031-2741183

Dumisane Langa: Field Staff Durban Office

031-2741183
MARINE PERMITS OFFICE: KEN MORTY
Felicity Olmesdahl Permits Clerk (Marine) 031-2055278
FINANCE DIVISION:SKHUMBUSO KUNENE
Teresa McElligott Assistant Accountant (South Coast) 083-3792619 031-2741161
Sam Hudson Assistant Accountant (North Coast) 083-3792618 031-2741173
HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION: FAITH MEMELA
Sibongile Mthembu I.R. Officer (Coast) 082-5592836 031-2741153
Sr. Primrose Gamede Occupational Health Nurse 082-5592835 031-2741172

Maureen Gcabashe: Secretary/Human Resources Durban Office

031-2741181 031-2741169031-

COMMUNITY CONSERVATION DIVISION: JONE PORTER
Wayne Munger SCCO Durban #082-5592853 031-2741184
Wilfred Dlamini CCO Durban 073-1533166 031-2741150

Aaron Mavuso: CCO Beachwood

082-6994501 031-2741163
Cyril Buthelezi CCO Umlalazi N R 082-7506088 035-3401836
Mary Pieters SCCO Sodwana 082-7702620 035-5710051
Mandla Nxumalo CCO Sodwana 082-4878878 035-5710051

Mabongi Mhlongo:CCO Kosi Bay

083-6729893 - 035-5920236
Prince Fakude SCCO St Lucia 083-2628766 035-5901067
Stephen Magali CCO St. Lucia 073- 035-5901067
Simon Nxumalo CCO Umkhuze 073-1990450 035-5739003
NEIGHBOUR RELATIONS PROGRAMME
Eliakim Ndlovu: MC (MNRP) 083-5250158 035-5710051
Sipho Mbuyisa CCO (NRP) 035-5710051
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION RESERVES: SIBUSISO THUSI
Herbert Mthembu CM uMkhuze G R #082-559 2862 035-5739002

Terry Ferguson:CM Manzengwenya

082-9279506 035-5748998

Eric Dickson O I C Kosi Bay #082-5592861 035-5920234
Johan Gerber CM APU #082-5592856 035-5909001
Dirk Rossouw CM Mfabeni 083-2811557 035-5909002

Donovan Sykes: OIC Western Shores

#082-5592859 035-5509049
Vacant OiC Nyalazi Charters Creek #082-5592857

Rob Wolter :OiC Umthanvuna N R

073-1471250 039-3112383

Vacant OiC Vernon Crookes N.R. 039-9742222

John Dives:OIC Kenneth Stainbank N R

083-4230843 031-4692807

Johann Vermeulen:OIC Krantzkloof N R

082-9318335 031-7643515

Ms Zanele Zuma Harold Johnson N R H.J.N.R. 083-2011593 032-4861574

Roy Jones:OiC Enseleni NR

#082-5592852 035-7920034
Vacant OIC Oribi Gorge N R 083-5170783 039-6791644
Pete Massyn DCO Umzimkulu 082-5592888 039-3150112

Mike Tyldesley:SNC Durban Permits/CITES

#082-5592850 031-2050902

Philisiwe Luthuli:DCO Traditional Healers/Permits/Dbn

083-3596956 031-2050900

ECOTOURISM DIVISION: IAN PORTER
Ron Joubert HM Cape Vidal 082-8756790 035-5909012
Leo Frankel HM Charters Creek #082-5592875 035-5509002
Wendy Jackson Curio Shop Manager – Croc. Centre 035-5901386

Alice Mthembu:HM False Bay False Bay

035-5620425 035-5620425

Leo Frankel:Act/HM Fanies Island

035-5509035 035-5509051
Jenny Dickson HM Kosi Bay 083-2811564 035-5920234
Sandy Ferguson AO Manzengwenya 082-5026707 035-5748998
Manfred Bronkhorst CM Maphelane NR 035-5901407

Linda Mathenjwa:HM Mantuma Camp UMkhuze GR

035-5739001 035-5730031

Vernon Herselmann:HM Sodwana Bay

#082-5592874 035-5710051
Sue Lottering HM St. Lucia #082-5592878 035-5901345
Christo Grobler OiC St Lucia Estuary #082-5592878 035-5901345
Tyronne Mdinso HM Umlalazi N R 035-3401836

Annie Nair Sen. Admin Clerk

031-2741170
ECO-ADVICE DIVISION: JEAN HARRIS
Thanda Mngadi Admin. Officer 082-9326577 031-2741179
Ronel Nel RE(Marine) 082-8728786 031-2741178
Cloverely Lawrence Development Ecologist 083-2782296 031-2741167
Judy Ratner Snr. Research Tech 082-2943210 031-2741191
Vuyi Radebe EM-RU 072-1228570
Stix Ngubane Technical Assistant 072-2970271 031-2741179
Coast Section:
Ricky Taylor Senior Ecologist 035-5901436
Caroline Fox Chief Research Tech-nician 035-5901436
Amos Myeza Technical Assistant 035-5901346
Inland Section:
Craig Mulqueeny REIR(Coast) 082-3382040 031-2741177
Vanashrie Govender Rtech-IR-N 072-3263281 031-2741192

Cathy Greaver:Chief Research Technician

035-5901342
Jerry Gumbi Technical Assistant 035-5730014
N N Mlambo General Assistant 035-5730014
Resource Use:

Scotty Kyle:Regional Ecologist Kosi Bay

082-8599930 035-5920234

Bimall Kasseepursad:Chief Research Technician Durban Office

031-2741156 031-2051547

Zishomo Tembe:General Assistant Kosi Bay

035-5920234

Albert Khumalo:General Assistant Kosi Bay

035-5920234
Project Staff:

Gugu Zama:C.L.O. Manzengwenya

072-1854928 035-5734080

Baja Ngcobo PEW PA 083-9949651 031-2741180
Vuyi Mkhize PEW-Data Tech 072-1228570 031-2741156
Kathleen Reaugh PEW Researcher 072-2669754 031-2741180

Kerry Sink:Research Associate Durban Office

082-8310536
Maya Pfaff PEW Researcher 072-6227907 035-5734080
Xander Combrink Researcher-GSLWP 035-5901436
Mariana Tomalin(half-day) GIS Consultant 031-2741156
DATA CONTROLLER: GENERAL MANAGER’S DIVISION/COAST
Maresce Mulqueeny Data Controller Manager 031-2741168
REGION COAST POSTAL RUN: DRIVER: JAMES MBANSINI. #(as from: 12th September 2003.)
James Mbansini Heavy Duty Driver Durban Office
(Lyn Morty) #082-4074130 031-2741166

Marine Protected Areas

Langebaan Lagoon Marine Protected Area
Langebaan Lagoon is divided into three zones. Recreational fishing is allowed in the northern-most zone (Zone C), north of a line joining Beacons LB4, in Kraal Bay, and LB3, at Oesterwal.

Sixteen Mile Beach Marine Protected Area
No fishing from the shore is allowed in the area between Plankies and Rooipan se Klippe (near Yzerfontein).

Malgas Island, Jutten Island and Marcus Island Marine Protected Areas
No fishing is allowed along the shores of these islands.

Castle Rock Marine Protected Area
No fishing is allowed in the area between Bakoven Rock (south of Miller's Point at beacon VB1) and Bobbejaanklip (south of Partridge Point at beacon VB2), extending one nautical mile seawards from the high-water mark.

Helderberg Marine Protected Area
No fishing is allowed between the mouth of the Eerste River and the mouth of the Lourens River in False Bay, extending 500m seawards from the high-water mark.

Betty's Bay Marine Protected Area
Only shore angling (and no other type of fishing) is allowed between beacon B1 at Stoney Point and beacon B4, to the east of Jock-se-baai, extending two nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

De Hoop Marine Protected Area
No fishing is allowed between beacon DH1 at Still Bay Point and beacon DH2 between Rys Point and Skipskop, extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

Goukamma Marine Protected Area
Only shore angling (and no other type of fishing) is allowed between Portion 1 of the farm Walker's Point at Buffels Bay and the western boundary of the Goukamma Nature Reserve, extending two nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

Robberg Marine Protected Area
No fishing is allowed in a rectangular area surrounding the Robberg Peninsula between the latitudes 34°04'.916S and 34°07'.633S and the longitudes 023°22'.300E and 023°25'.967E, although shore angling is allowed.

Tsitsikamma National Park (includes the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area)
No fishing is allowed between Groot River at Oubos to Groot River at Nature's Valley, extending three nautical miles sea-wards from the high-water mark.

Sardinia Bay Marine Protected Area
No fishing is allowed between beacon PECR1 near Schoenmakerskop and beacon PECR2 near Bushy Park, extending one nautical mile seawards from the high-water mark.

Dwesa-Cwebe Marine Protected Area
No fishing is allowed between the western bank of the mouth of the Suku River (in the District of Elliotdale) and Human's Rock (in the district of Willowvale), including the tidal portion of the Mbashe River, extending six nautical miles seawards of the high-water mark.

HluIeka Marine Protected Area
No fishing is allowed adjacent to the Hluleka Nature Reserve (in the Ngqeleni District), extending six nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

Mkambati Marine Protected Area
No fishing is allowed between the eastern bank of the mouth of the Mtentu River and the western bank of the mouth of the Msikaba River, including the tidal portions of these two rivers.

Trafalgar Marine Protected Area
Only shore angling and fishing for pelagic bony fish (and no other type of fishing) is allowed between beacon N1 south of Centre Rocks and beacon N2 opposite the southern boundary of the Mpenjati Resort, extending 500 m seawards from the high-water mark.

The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (includes St Lucia and Maputaland Marine Protected Areas)

St Lucia Marine Protected Area extends from beacon N3 north of Ngoboseleni Stream to beacon N4 south of Cap Vidal, and extends three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark. No fishing is allowed in the Sanctuary Zone between beacon N5 at Red Cliffs and beacon N6 at Leven Point, extending three nautical miles due east from the high-water mark. In the Restricted Zones which lie to the north of beacon N5 at Red Cliffs and to the south of beacon N6 at Leven Point, respectively, shore anglers may catch fish, and skiboat anglers and spearfishers may catch pelagic bony fish.

Maputaland Marine Protected Area extends from beacon N7 at the Moçambique border to beacon N3 north of Ngoboseleni Stream, extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

No fishing is allowed in the Sanctuary Zone between the beacon N8 at Boteler Point and beacon N9 500m south of Dog Point, extending three nautical miles due east from the high-water mark.

No fishing is allowed in the Sanctuary Zone between the beacon N7 at the Moçambique border and the beacon N13, extending three nautical miles due east from the high-water mark, except that shore angling is allowed north of beacon N27, which lies 2 km south of the mouth of the Kosi Lakes.

In the Restricted Zones between beacon N13 and beacon N8 and between beacon N9 and beacon N3 shore anglers may catch fish, and skiboat anglers and spearfishers may catch pelagic bony fish.

CLOSED AREAS

St Helena Bay
No rock lobster may be caught between Stompneus Point and beacons SHBE/DR at Wilde Varkens Valley (near Doctor's Reef), extending six nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

No rock lobster may be caught between Shell Bay Point and Stompneus Point, extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

Saldanha Bay
No rock lobster may be caught between North Head and South Head (the entire Saldanha Bay).

Table Bay
No rock lobster may be caught between Melkbos Point (beacon MB1) and Die Josie (near Chapman's Peak - beacon MB2), extending 12 nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

Cape of Good Hope
No fishing is allowed between Schuster Bay (Scarborough) and Cape Point lighthouse, extending 500 m seawards from the high-water mark, except that shore angling and the catching of rock lobster and abalone is allowed between Hoek van Bobbejaan to the Cape Point lighthouse.

Fish Hoek
Only shore angling is allowed (and no other type of fishing) between the start of Jager's Walk at Fish Hoek to Elsebaai at Glencairn Beach, extending 500 m seawards from the high-water mark.

St James
No fishing is allowed between St James Station and Kalk Bay Station, extending 500 m seawards from the high-water mark.

Muizenberg
Only shore angling is allowed (and no other type of fishing) between Neptune's Corner at Muizenberg Station to St James Station, extending 500 m seawards from the high-water mark.

Strand
Only shore angling (and no other type of fishing) is allowed between the mouth of the Lourens River, and the eastern breakwater of the harbour at Gordon's Bay, extending 500 m seawards.

Mudge Point
Only shore angling and the catching of rock lobster and abalone is allowed between the western limit of the Hawston harbour and the eastern limit of the Frans Senekal Reserve, extending 100 m seawards from the high-water mark.

Onrus River
Only shore angling (and no other type of fishing) is allowed inside Harderbaai north of a line drawn between the beacons at Van der Riet Hoek (OR1) and Marine Drive Point (OR2) respectively.

Hermanus
Only shore angling (and no other type of fishing) is allowed between the beacons at Kraal Rock (HR1), Walker Bay, and Rietfontein (HR2), Hermanus, extending 500 m seawards from the high-water mark.

Dyer Island
Only shore angling (and no other type of fishing) is allowed at Dyer Island, in an area extending two nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

East London
Only fishing from the shore is allowed in the following three areas near East London:
(i) between Nahoon Point and Gonubie Point, extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark,
(ii) between Christmas Rock and Gxulu River mouth extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark, and
(iii) between Nyara River mouth and Great Kei River mouth, extending three nautical miles seawards from the high-water mark.

Durban
Fishing for invertebrates is not allowed in the area between the line drawn 145° from the south breakwater of Durban Harbour and another line drawn 145° from the mouth of the Umgeni river, extending three nautical miles from the high-water mark.

Marine Recreational Fishing - Recreational Fishing Permit Fees

Permits

The use of any marine resource requires a permit to do so; this includes collection of bait & aquarium fish, fishing with rod and line, spearfishing and cast netting. All permits can be obtained from Post Offices Nationally.

Where Do My Permit Monies Go?

All monies generated through the sale of marine permits and marine related fines go into a central fund called the Marine Living Resources Fund.

This fund is not administered by EKZN Wildlife, but is administered by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)

A portion of these monies is allocated to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to manage our coastal resources along the Provinces 620Km’s of coastline.

 

2012 Recreational Fishing Permit Fees
Permit Code
Permit Type

Annual Fee (valid for one year from date of issue)

Monthly Fee

( valid for 28 days from date of issue)
01
Recreational angling
R 76 00
R 52 00
02
Spearfishing
R 94 00
R 57 00
03
Cast net or throw net
R 94 00
R 57 00
04
Marine aquarium
R 94 00
R 57 00
05
Scuba diving in a MPA
R 92 00
R 49 00
06
West coast rock lobster
R 94 00
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07
East coast rock lobster
R 94 00
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08
Mud crab
R 94 00
R 57 00
09

Molluscus ( ghost & rock crabs, limpits, red bait, sea cucumbers, sea urchin, octopus, sand/mud prawns, sea lice )

R 94 00
R 57, 00
10

Recreational angling from a vessel (Only payable by the skipper)

R 94 00
R 57 00
11
Drag net (only in KZN)
R 94 00
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12
Hoop net (glassies & squid only in KZN)
R 94 00
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13
Mussel (Only in KZN)
R 94 00
R 57 00
14
Oyster (Only in KZN)

R 94 00

R 57 00
15      

Lost Permits

Duplicate Permits & License ( due to loss) – R 150 00

Key Points to Remember

  • Permits are only valid if the signature & identity number of the permit holder are inscribed on the permit.
  • Permits are non transferable.
  • No permit is valid during closed seasons.
  • All permits must be available for inspection purposes at the location where the activity is taking place.

Marine Recreational Fishing

REGULATIONS FOR FISHING OF EAST COAST ROCK LOBSTER
(Panulirus homarus)
  1. Closed season: 1 November to the last day of February of the following year, both dates inclusive.
  2. Minimum size: 65 mm - measured in a straight line from the point where the tail meets the body to the tip of the spine between the rock lobster's eyes.
  3. No person may collect more than eight east coast rock lobster per day.
  4. No person may be in possession of or transport more than eight east coast rock lobster at any time.
  5. No person shall engage in fishing, collecting or disturbing east coast rock lobster with the use of a vessel.
  6. No person shall engage in fishing, collecting or disturbing any East Coast rock lobster with a trap other than:
    a flat circular trap with no sides and which diameter does not exceed 30 cm; or by means of baited hooks.

For more information phone: (021) 402-3911 or consult the Amended Regulations (R24 of 14 January 2000) in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998

Linefish - New Recreational Fishing Regulations

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife would like to advise all recreational anglers that the long awaited changes to the recreational fishing regulations have now been promulgated in terms of Government Gazette No 27453.

These new regulations apply to recreational shore based and ski boat fisherman and affect the bag and size limits of certain fish species that may be caught.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife will be producing and distributing awareness pamphlets highlighting these changes, in an effort to assist anglers with understanding and interpreting these new regulations.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife staff will be enforcing these new regulations with immediate effect and appeals to all anglers to familiarize themselves with these new regulations. While every effort will be given by staff to assist anglers, the onus will be on the individuals to ensure that they abide by these new laws.

The promulgation of these regulations were deemed necessary by the then Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism , Mr Valli Moosa, who declared an emergency in the linefish sector. This was done in accordance with section 16 of the Marine Living Resources Act, which allows the Minister to invoke emergency measures to rebuild fish stocks.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife welcomes these new regulations, as they are designed to afford protection to our dwindling marine resources while ensuring equal and long term usage by all.

New Recreational Line Fish Regulations / Gov Gazette No 27453 6th April 2005
Quick Reference

Changes

Categories Changed – There are only two species categories that apply to the recreational line fisherman. These are:

  1. Prohibited Category - May not fish for, be in possession of, or sell the following:
    • Basking shark (new inclusion)
    • Brindle bass
    • Coelacanth (new inclusion)
    • Great white shark
    • Natal wrasse
    • Pipe fish & Seahorses (new inclusion)
    • Potato bass
    • Sawfishes
    • Seventy four
    • Whale shark (new inclusion)
  2. Permitted Category Annexure 7 ( Recreational Fishing) – May fish for and be in possession of subject to bag limits, size limits and closed seasons. MAY NOT SELL CATCH
  • See species category Annexure 7 (Government Gazette No 27453 6th April 2005)

Daily Bag Limits Changed:

  • 10 species per person per day irrespective of species caught. (applies to Shore & Boat anglers)
  • Annexure 7 Species that are not listed fall under the 10 bag limit.
  • Listed Species that have a bag limit of over 10 do not apply to this daily bag limit. (Mullet x50)

Bag limits - Following species have had their bag limits changed:

Important: Kob caught from a boat at sea in KZN – 5 per person per day of which 4 or all 5 can be between 40 – 110 cm's & 1 only may be over 110cm's

Kob caught from the shore & estuaries East of Cape Agulas ( applies to KZN) – 1 per person per day. 60cm's

Shad – 4 per person per day in open season (1st December – 30th September)

  • Rays, Sharks & Skates (Carteligenouse fish) – 1 specimen per species per person per day.
  • Yellowbelly rockcod – 1 per person per day.
  • Kob caught from boat in KZN – 5 per person per day of which 4 or all 5 can be between 40 – 110 cm's & 1 may be over 110cm's
  • Kob caught from estuaries and shore – East Cape Agulhas (applies to KZN) 1 per person per day 60cm's
  • Soldier (santer) – 5 per person per day.
  • Galjoen – 2 per person per day.
  • Bronze bream – 2 per person per day.
  • Garrick – 2 per person per day.
  • Shad – 4 per person per day.
  • West coast steenbras – 1 per person per day.
  • Carpenter (silver fish) – 4 per person per day.
  • Geelbek – 2 per person per day.
  • Poenskop – 1 per person per day.
  • Red steenbras – 1 per person per day.
  • Dageraad – 1 per person per day.
  • Englishmen – 1 per person per day.
  • Red stumpnose – 1 per person per day.
  • Roman – 2 per person per day.
  • Scotsman – 1 per person per day.
  • White mussel cracker – 2 per person per day.
  • White steenbras – 2 per person per day.

Bag Limits Introduced – The following species are no longer unlimited. Have now had bag limits imposed:

  • Mullet – 50 per person per day.
  • Pinky – 10 per person per day.
  • Karanteen – 10 per person per day.
  • Steentjie – 10 per person per day.
  • Fransmadam – 10 per person per day.

Size Limits

Important:

Kob caught from a boat in KZN - you may only be in possession of 4 between 40cm's – 110cms & 1 of over 110cm's / Total bag limit 5 or you may have all 5 between 40cm's – 110cm's .

Kob caught from the shore or estuary East Cape Agulas (applies to KZN) – you may only be in possession of 1 of 60cm's or over

Size Limits Increased – The following species size limits have increased:

  • Red steenbras – 60 cm's
  • Dageraad – 40cm's
  • Scotsman – 40cm's
  • West coast steenbras – 60cm's
  • Carpenter (silver fish) – 35cm's
  • Yellowbelly rock cod – 60cm's
  • Catface (Spotted rock cod) – 50cm's
  • Kob caught from shore & estuaries East of Cape Agulas (applies to KZN) - 60cm's x 1 per person per day

Size Limits Introduced – Following species now have size limits imposed:

  • Englishmen – 40cm's

Closed Seasons Changed– Following species have had there closed seasons changed:

  • Shad – Reduced by 1 month (1st October – 30th November)

Species Not Listed On Permitted Species List Annexure 7

  • Rock cods not listed on the permitted species list have a bag limit of 5 per species per day.(Can not be over and above total daily bag limit of 10 species)
  • All other species not listed have no size limit, but form part of the daily bag limit of 10

    Basking Shark
    Brindle Bass
    Coelacanth
    Great White Shark
    Natal Wrasse
    Pipefish and Sea Horses
    Potato Bass
    Sawfishes
    Seventy Four
    Whale Shark

     


    Anchovies None None
    Baardman(tasslefish, bellman) 40cm 5
    Banded Galjoen None 5
    Bill Fish(marlin, sailfish) None 5
    Blacktail 20cm 5
    Blue Hottentot None 5
    Bronze Bream 30cm 2
    Cape knifejaw None 5
    Cape Stumpnose 20cm 5
    Carpenter(silverfish) 35cm 4
    catfish Rockcod 50cm 5
    Chub Mackerel None None
    Cutlassfish(walla walla) None None
    Dageraad 40cm 1
    Dane None 5
    Englishman 40cm 1
    Fransmadam None 10
    Galjoen 35cm 2/closed season
    15 October-end February
    Garfishes None None
    Garrick(leerfis) 70cm 2
    Geelbek(cape salmon 60cm 2
    Glassies None None
    Hake None 5
    Halfbeaks None None
    Horse Mackerel(maasbanker) None None
    Hottentot 22cm 10
    John Brown None 5
    Kingfishes None 5
    kingklip None 1
    King Mackerel None 10
    Kob caught from a boat
    at sea(Cape Agulhas to Umtamvuna)
    50cm 5 but may only be in possession of one
    Kob greater than 110cm per day
    Kob caught from a boat
    at sea(KwaZulu-Natal)
    40cm 5 but may only be in possession of one
    Kob greater than 110cm per day
    Kob caught in estuaries and and
    from the shore(east of Cape Agulhas)
    60cm 1
    Kob caught in estuaries and
    from shore(west of Cape Agulhas)
    50cm 5
    Karanteen 15cm 10
    large Spot Pompano(wave garrick) None) 5
    Leopard Cat Shark None 1
    Mullets None 50
    Natal Knifejaw(cuckoo bass) None 5
    Natal Stumpnose(yellow bream) 25cm 5
    Pinky 7.5cm 10
    Poenskop(black mussel cracker) 50cm 1
    Queen Mackerel None 10
    Ragged Tooth Shark None 1
    Red steenbras(copper steenbras) 60cm 1 closed season 1 October-30 November
    Red Stumpnose(miss lucy) 30cm 1
    River bream(perch) 25cm 5
    River Snapper(rock salmon) 40cm 5
    Roman 30cm 2
    Soldier(santer) 30cm 5
    Shad(elf) 30cm 4 closed season1 October-30 November
    Sardines(pilchards and Red Eye) None None
    Sauries None None
    Scads None None
    Scotsman 40cm 1
    Slinger 25cm 5
    Snoek(Cape snoek) 60cm 10
    Southern Pompano none 5
    Spotted Grunter 40cm 5
    Spotted Gully Shark None 1
    Springer None 5
    Steenjie None 10
    Stonebream None 5
    Striped Cat Shark None 1
    Swordfish(broadbill) 25kg 5
    Squid(chokka) None 20
    Tunas(tunny None 10
    Albacore(longfin tuna) none 10
    Bigeye tuna 3.2kg 10
    Bluefin Tuna 6.4kg 10
    Yellowfin Tuna 3.2kg 10
    West Coast Steenbras 60cm 1
    White edge Rockcod(captain fine) 40cm 5
    White musselcracker(brusher, cracker) 60cm 2
    White Steenbras(pignose grunter) 60cm 1
    White Stumpnose 25cm 10
    Wolfherring None None
    Yellowbelly Rockcod 60cm 1
    Yellowtail None 10
    Zebra 30cm 5

Linefish - New Recreational Fishing Regulations

MARINE RECREATIONAL FISHING GENERAL REGULATIONS

  1. No person shall, except on authority of a recreational permit obtainable from the South African Postal Services, engage in recreational fishing.
  2. No person shall sell, barter or trade any fish caught through recreational fishing.
  3. No recreational fishing permit is transferable from one person to another.
  4. A persona of a recreational permit shall not use any artificial breathing apparatus, other that a snorkel.
  5. No person shall, engage in fishing, collect or disturb any fish by means of a gaff, club, flail, stick, stone or similar implement.
  6. No person shall engage in fishing, except for octopus, cuttlefish or squid, by the jerking of a hook or jig in the sea jigging), with the intention of impaling the fish thereon.
  7. No person shall engage in the fishing, collection or disturbing of any fish with a speargun in a tidal river or tidal lagoon.
  8. No person shall use any cast net for fishing from sunset to sunrise.
  9. No person shall disturb, catch, kill or be in possession of any dolphin or any part or product derived thereof.
  10. No person shall, except with the authority of a permit, disturb, catch or kill any whales at any time, or approach closer than 300 m to a whale.
  11. No person shall, except with the authority of a permit, attract by using bait or any other means, any great white shark, or catch, attempt to catch, kill or attempt to kill any great white shark, or purchase, sell or offer for sale any part or product derived thereof.
  12. No person shall, except with the authority of a permit, damage, uproot, collect or land or attempt to damage, uproot, collect or land any live or dead coral.
  13. No person shall, except with the authority of a permit, engage in fishing, collecting or disturbing any live or empty pansy shell.
  14. No person shall, except with the authority of a permit, engage in fishing, collecting or removing any aquatic plants, except for own use and in quantities not exceeding 10 kg aquatic plants, however, 1 kg dead shells or 50 kg shellgrit per day is permitted without a permit.
  15. No person shall, except with the authority of a permit, damage, pick, uproot, collect or land or attempt to damage, pick, uproot, collect or land any live or dead sea fans or sea pens.
  16. No person shall, without a permit issued by the Director-General, culture any marine organisms.
  17. No person shall, except with the authority of a permit, catch any fish or collect any aquatic plants for commercial purposes.

For more information phone: (021) 402-3911 or consult the Amended Regulations (R24 of 14 January 2000) in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998

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