Beach seine is a traditional fishing method where schools of fish are encircled from the shore with a long net dragged by a rowing boat, and hauled up onto the beach. This method is used to catch yellowtail and mullet in the Western Cape and sardines in KZN during the annual sardine run. The method has a much more localised impact compared to industrialised fishing methods; but nets of any kind by nature are non-selective and fishing tends to occur in or near estauries which are important breeding and nursery zones for many fish species. The Western Cape fishery may have a high bycatch of rare linefish such as white steenbras (which it formerly targeted). Fish may be released alive though, but only if the fishers comply with regulations. Over the last decade, the overall fishing effort for this method has been dramatically reduced.