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UPDATED PRIORITY SPECIES LIST - MAY 2019


Updated Priority Species List - May 2019

Updated Priority Species List - May 2019

  Friday, 2019/05/24
 

"The Priority Species List for the ORI-CFTP has been updated. Please have a careful look at what species have been removed and what species have been added. Please stick to this species list. A reminder to all members that the tagging of rays is for specialized taggers only due to the complexity of these animals."


PRIORITY SPECIES TO BE TAGGED IN SOUTH AFRICA

A.  Sandy beach/soft bottom species

Baardman/bellman/tassel fish

Cock grunter

Dusky kob/daga salmon

Geelbek/Cape salmon

Javelin grunter/mof grunter

Largespot pompano/wave garrick

Natal stumpnose/yellowfin bream

Perch/river bream

Silver kob (make sure of your ID)

Spotted grunter

Squaretail kob (make sure of your ID)

Southern/African pompano

White steenbras/pignose grunter

 

B.  Gamefish species

Albacore/longfin tuna

Bigeye kingfish

Black marlin

Blacktip/yellowtail kingfish

Blue/Ferdy kingfish

Blue marlin

Bluefin kingfish

Brassy/greenspot kingfish

Cape/giant yellowtail

Couta/king mackerel

Elf/shad

Garrick/leervis

Giant kingfish

Great barracuda

Greater amberjack/yellowtail

Largemouth/talang queenfish

Longfin amberjack/tropical yellowtail

Longfin tuna/albacore

Natal snoek/queen mackerel

Pickhandle barracuda

Prodigal son/cobia

Sailfish

Shortbilled spearfish

Springer/skipjack/tenpounder

Striped marlin

Swordfish/broadbill

Yellowfin tuna

Yellowspotted kingfish

Wahoo

 

C.  Rocky shore and reef fish species

Banded galjoen

Bronze/copper bream

Catface/brown-spotted rockcod

Cave bass

Dageraad

Dusky rubberlip

Englishman

German

Galjoen/damba

Hottentot

Kaakap/green jobfish

Lemonfish

Poenskop/black musselcracker

Potato bass

Red/copper steenbras

Red stumpnose/Miss Lucy

River snapper/rock salmon

Roman

Scotsman

Seventy-four

Soldier/santer

Speckled snapper

Stone bream/stinker

White musselcracker/brusher

White-barred rubberlip

Yellowbelly rockcod

Zebra/wildeperd

 

D.  Sharks

Blackspot shark

Blackspot smoothhound (make sure of your ID)

Broadnose sevengill cow shark

Blacktip/blackfin shark

Copper shark/bronze whaler

Dusky/grey shark

Flapnose houndshark

Giant sandshark/guitarfish

Giant hammerhead shark

Grey reef shark

Hardnose smoothhound

Leopard catshark

Longnose blackfin/spinner shark

Sandbar shark

Scalloped hammerhead shark

Shortfin mako shark

Smooth hammerhead shark

Soupfin shark/vaalhaai

Spotted gully shark

Spotted ragged-tooth shark

Striped catshark

Tiger shark

Zambezi/bull shark

* No lesser sandsharks

 

E.   Rays (specialized taggers only)

Bull/duckbill ray

Honeycomb stingray

Sharpnose brown stingray

Black/short-tail stingray/swart pylie        

 

SPECIES TO BE TAGGED IN MOZAMBIQUE

Amberjack

Black marlin

Blue marlin

Couta/king mackerel

Giant kingfish/trevally

Largemouth/talang queenfish

Natal snoek/queen mackerel

Sailfish

Southern/African pompano

Striped marlin

Swordfish/broadbill

Yellowfin tuna

Wahoo

 

Please note: The tagging of fish using ORI tags is specifically restricted to South Africa and Mozambique. No fish are to be tagged with ORI tags in Angola, Namibia, Tanzania and/or Kenya.

A PDF version of the species list can he found here.