Cape Stumpnose

(Rhabdosargus holubi)

Kaapse Stompneus

1. What is it called?

Cape stumpnose (rhabdosargus holubi ) are endemic fish found in estuaries (juveniles and immature adults), sandy areas and shallow reefs (adults). This species is rated as a no-sale species within South Africa.

2. How was it caught or farmed?

Only recreational fishers with a special permit may catch Cape stumpnose following a daily bag (5 pp/pd) and minimum size limit (20cm). Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catches.

3. Where is it from?

Cape stumpnose are endemic to the coastal waters from St Helena Bay up to Mozambique. Due to its no-sale status, management consists of monitoring and permit enforcement on a local scale.