Banded Galjoen

(Dichistius multifasciatus)

Striped galjoen, Gestreepte galjoen, Streep Galjoen, Striped galjoen, Damba, Sandvis

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. IUCN Red List for Threatened and Endangered Species).

Banded galjoen (Dichistius multifasciatus) are semi-resident fish found inshore reefs of the surf zone along the Southern Cape up to Mozambique. Banded galjoen were locally listed as Near Threatened in the 2018 National Biodiversity Assessment. This species is rated as a no-sale species within South Africa only recreational fishers with a valid permit may catch them following a daily bag limit (5 pp/pd). Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catches.