Fish catch

Contains the total landings of fish, shellfish, and other biomass harvest from the ocean in Cape Town. These figures include landings at Cape Town's ports, even if the actual catch may have happened out in the open sea.


The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) collects information on fish catch in South Africa. There is no central database and information is available only through submitting a Public Access To Information Act (PAIA) request. After approval, data on fish landings was provided one by one by relevant scientists.


Upfront it was reported that no information was available on these catches for Cape Town:



  • Small scale fishers

  • Recreational line fishers

  • Hake inshore trawl

Associated space

Cape Town

Data

Loading

Loading

Loading

Loading

Loading

Loading

Loading

Date Quantity Material From To
2013 10.0 Ton Abalone Cape Town None
2013 104862.0 Ton Hake & horse mackerel deepsea trawl Cape Town None
2013 14490.0 Ton Small pelagics Cape Town None
2013 8188.0 Ton Hake longline Cape Town None
2013 120.0 Ton Patagonian toothfish Cape Town None
2013 11.0 Ton Squid Cape Town None
2013 0.0 Ton Mussel Cape Town None
2013 3.0 Ton Octopus Cape Town None
2013 1205.0 Ton West Coast Rock Lobster Cape Town None
2013 3378.0 Ton Commercial line fishers Cape Town None
2013 374.0 Ton Kelp Cape Town None
2013 24.0 Ton Sharks Cape Town None
2013 0.0 Ton Hake inshore trawl Cape Town None
2013 3256.0 Ton Tuna & swordfish longline/pelagic shark Cape Town None
2013 4600.0 Ton Tuna pole Cape Town None
2013 212.0 Ton Beach seine fisheries Cape Town None