Spotted Grunter

(Pomadasys commersonni)

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1. What is it?

Spotted grunters ( Pomadasys commersonni) are fairly resident fish found in estuaries and soft sediments with no spots on its face. Their estuarine dependence makes them susceptible to overfishing. This species is rated as a no-sale species within South Africa.

2. How was it caught or farmed?

Only recreational fishers with special permit may catch spotted grunters following a daily bag (5 pp/pd) and minimum size limits (40 cm). Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catches.

3. Where is it from?

Spotted grunters are found in waters along the South Western Cape up to Mozambique. Due to its no-sale status, management consists of monitoring and permit enforcement on a local scale.