Status of the stocks report

The Department of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries has released its 2020 Status of the South African Marine Fishery Resources report.

The report presents the most up-to-date information and analyses of the status of marine fishery resources in South Africa today.

The number of fish stocks covered by the bi-annual report has increased from 43 in 2012 to 61 in 2020. Among the species included for the first time are a number of line fish species, five species of skate, octopus, East Coast round herring and whitetip and great hammerhead sharks.

Read and download the report here.