MEDIA RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND MARINE RESOURCES, 4 January 1993:
CONSERVATION MEASURES ON COASTAL ANGLING AS SET OUT IN THE REGULATIONS IN TERMS OF THE FISHERIES ACT
(ACT 29 OF 1992)

PROHIBITED SPECIES
No person shall pursue, wilfully disturb, catch, shoot, kill or be in possession of any great white shark, whale, dolphin, marine turtle or polychaete (bristle) worm. This means that angling with worms as bait is now prohibited.
ROCK LOBSTER
The season and the minimum size remain unchanged, i.e. from 1 November to 30 April and 65 mm carapace length respectively. The maximum number, which a person may catch and retain, is increased from five to seven per day. No more than 21 lobsters shall be transported in or on a vehicle and such lobster shall be in a whole state.
QUANTITY LIMITATIONS
No person shall on any one day catch or convey or be in possession of more than:
5 barnacles;
50 black, brown or ribbed mussels;
5 coelenterates such as sea anemones, sea firs, blue bottles, jellyfish, corals and sea pens;
5 echinoderms such as brittle stars, starfish, sea urchins, sea-cucumbers, feather stars and sea-lilies;
5 hermit crabs;
15 limpets;
5 molluscs other than black mussels, brown mussels, ribbed mussels, limpets, periwinkles and white mussels;
5 prawns;
25 periwinkles;
2 kg red bait, washed-up ashore and weighed without shell;
25 white mussel, which may not pass through a ring with an inner diameter of 38 mm;
1 kg aquatic plants other than brown seaweed;
10 kg brown seaweed;
10 kg or 50 seashells.
PROVISIONS FOR METHODS OF COLLECTING OR CATCHING
Anglers from the shore or from an angling boat may not use more than one fishing rod and line or hand line or more than two hooks on the line. When engaged in spear fishing, no artificial breathing apparatus except a snorkel may be used.
Except when catching fish from a fishing vessel or when engaged in angling, marine organisms may generally be caught or collected only by hand, provided for the collecting of sea anemones, barnacles limpets, brown or red seaweeds, an implement, the blade or flat edge of which shall not exceed 40 mm, may be used. In the case of rock lobster, a ring-net may be used.
TRADING, EXPORTATION OR IMPORTATION
No person without a license or permit to catch fish on a commercial basis, or with the written authority of the Minister shall sell any fish or other marine organisms, including plants, provided that any such organisms imported into Namibia, may be sold. No written authority shall be granted in respect of red bait, coelenterates, limpets, periwinkles, bivalves, slugs, hermit crabs, echinoderms and galjoen.
The written authority of the Minister is needed to import or export any live marine organisms.
ANGLING
Angling is now allowed only in the following areas:
Terrace Bay and Torra Bay;
From the Ugab river to Walvis Bay;
From Pelican Point to Sandwich Harbour;
From the northern limits of Lüderitz Bay to Grosse Bucht;
From Pamona Island to the Orange River.
No person shall on any day catch from the shore or an angling boat or, if for own use, from a licensed fishing vessel and retain more than 30 fish in total of any one or more of kob (kabeljou), steenbras, blacktail (dassie) or galjoen, provided that on any one day no more than 8 galjoen shall be caught and retained.
For transport purposes, no person shall convey in or on or have on any vehicle more than 30 fish referred to above, or if not all the fish are in a whole state, more than 30 kg, provided that in the case of galjoen it shall be a maximum of 8 in a whole state, or 8 kg if not all are in a whole state.
A person may convey in or on a vehicle fish on behalf of somebody else, provided that such a person is present in or on the vehicle and that at no time more than 60 whole fish, or 60 kg if all are not in a whole state, of the species mentioned, or in the case of galjoen more than 16 whole fish or 16 kg if all galjoen are not in a whole state, may be so conveyed.
A fish, of which any or more of the following parts have been removed, shall be deemed still to be in a whole state: The head, tail, scales or intestines.
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