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).
Janbruin (Gymnocrotaphus curvidens) are endemic, residential, inshore fish found in rocky reef zones from False Bay to Port St John’s. Very little is known about their biology and abundance. Janbruin are listed as Least Concern 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 a daily bag limit (5 pp/pd). Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catch.