West Coast Steenbras

(Lithognathus aureti)

Weskus steenbras

As per the Responsible Angler Guidelines, responsible recreational fishers are requested to not retain but rather tag and release any species caught that are listed as Endangered, Threatened or Vulnerable on a local species list (E.g. National Biodiversity Assessment) or an international list (E.g. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species).

West coast steenbras (Lithognathus aureti) are endemic fish found in the coastal water of Cape Town to Angola. West coast steenbras are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This species is rated as a no-sale species within South Africa only recreational fishers with a permit may catch them following daily bag (1 pp/pd) and minimum size (60 cm) limits. Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catches.