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).
Spotted grunters (Pomadasys commersonni) are fairly resident fish found in estuaries and soft sediments along the South Western Cape up to Mozambique. Spotted Grunter were listed as Vulnerable 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 (5 pp/pd) and minimum size limits (40 cm). Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catches.
No sale (recreational only), South Africa
It is illegal to sell or buy species listed as no-sale anywhere in South Africa. Only recreational fisherman with a valid permit may catch them, but they are not allowed to sell their catch.
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.