Umbrina spp.

Umbrina, Belman, Belman kabeljou, Belmont

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 for Threatened Species).

Baardman (Umbrina robinsoni and Umbrina canariensis) are highly residential fish with limited home ranges. They have a distinct preference for sandy bottoms and reef although they can be found in deep water caves or extremely shallow water. U. robinsoni has a distinct inshore preference whilst U. canariensis tends to prefer deeper water. U. robinsoni were listed as Near Threatened in the 2018 National Biodiversity Assessment. U. canariensis is not listed locally but is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List for Threatened Species.


Fishing Type: No sale (recreational only)

Origin: 🇿🇦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.