Red Stumpnose

(Chrysoblephus gibbiceps)

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1. What is it?

Red stumpnose (Chrysoblephus gibbiceps) are slow growing, long-living, endemic fish making them susceptible to overfishing. They are considered over fished throughout their range and are listed on on IUCN’s list for threatened species as Endangered.

2. How was it caught or farmed?

Red stumpnose are caught using traditional linefish methods consisting of a rod and reel or handline. The linefishing industry often operates from small ski- and deck. Linefishing is a relatively selective fishing method with few impacts on the marine environment and very little accidental bycatch.

3. Where is it from?

Red stumpnose are endemic to the coastal region of Cape Point to East London. Management for the sector is considered partly effective. In South Africa this sector is principally managed through a total allowable effort (TAE) limitation and there are additional restrictions to protect overfished species such as bag (1pp/pd) and minimum size (30 cm) limits for recreational fishers. There is some concern over the impact of the small-scale fishery rights allocation beyond the recommended TAE and the continuously growing recreational sector.