Small Pelagic Species and Purse seine fishing

Anchovy

Anchovy

TARGETED

Engraulis encrasicolus

Size generally between 8 to 12 cm.  Soft body with silvery stripe down its side.  Lower jaw distinctly shorter than the top jaw.

http://www.fao.org/fishery/species/2919/en

Sardine / Pilchard

Sardine / Pilchard

TARGETED

Sardinops sagax

Size juveniles generally between 8 to 12 cm.  Larger fish caught generally 18 to 25 cm.  Jaw at distinct angle compared to the red-eye.  Slightly flattened body and distinct line of black spots down its side.  Note dorsal fin and anal fin in vertical line one above the other.

http://www.fao.org/fishery/species/2895/en

Maasbanker (Horse Mackerel)

Maasbanker (Horse Mackerel)

BYCATCH

Trachurus trachurus capensis 

Size from 6 cm upwards when mixed with other species. Can be up to 30+ cm.  Firm fish with distinct line of “scutes” along its side near the tail.

Mackerel (Chub Mackerel)

Mackerel (Chub Mackerel)

BYCATCH

Scromber japonicus

Size range 5 to 30+ cm.  Firm round bodied fish. Distinct blue colored dorsal with lateral stripes.

Red Eye (Round Herring)

Red Eye (Round Herring)

NON-QUOTA SPECIES

Etrumeus whiteheadi

Size generally between 8 to 12 cm when mixed with Anchovy.  Larger  fish 18 to 25 cm.  Slender round body similar to anchovy.  Lower jaw extends out further than upper jaw.  Note the diagonal line from the dorsal to the anal fin.

http://www.fao.org/fishery/species/2096/en

Lanternfish

Lanternfish

NON-QUOTA SPECIES

Lampanyctodes hectoris

Lightfish

Lightfish

NON-QUOTA SPECIES

Maurolicus muelleri

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