Janbruin

(Gymnocrotaphus curvidens)

John Brown

1. What is it?

Janbruin (Gymnocrotaphus curvidens) are endemic, residential, inshore fish found in rocky reef zones. Very little is known about their biology and there is no information regarding abundance or stock levels. This species is currently rated as a no-sale species within South Africa.

2. How was it caught or farmed?

Only recreational fishers with special permits may catch them following a daily bag limit (5 pp/pd). Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catches.

3. Where is it from?

Janbruin is found in a small area that extends from False Bay to Port St John’s. Due to its no-sale status, management consists of monitoring and permit enforcement on a local scale.