Seventy-four seabream (Polysteganus undulosus) are migrating, spawning fish known to form aggregations on rocky reefs. They were once the most common linefish consumed in KwaZulu-Natal. However, due to overfishing the stock collapsed. They are are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Seventy-four seabream are fully protected in South African waters and fishing of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Fully protected, South Africa
No-one in South Africa may catch, sell or buy species that are fully protected.
Started in 2004, SASSI was established to drive change in the local seafood industry by working with suppliers and sellers of seafood, as well as informing and inspiring consumers to make sustainable seafood choices.