Galjoen

(Dichistius capensis)

Damba, Galgoen

1. What is it?

Galjoen is endemic to southern Africa. It is South Africa's national fish and can be found living in areas of mixed rock and sand. Only recreational fishermen with a special permit may catch banded galjoen, but no-one in South Africa is allowed to sell the species.

2. How was it caught or farmed?

Only recreational fishers with a special permit may catch galjoen following a daily bag limit (2 pp/pd). They are not allowed to sell their catches.

3. Where is it from?

Galjoen are found along the coast of South Africa from the Northern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal (but rarely occur in these warm waters) as well as the waters of Namibia. Due to its no-sale status, management consists of monitoring and permit enforcement on a local scale.