A Red Roman in Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area. Populations of this seabream have been in decline from overfishing, but show a strong recovery in no-take marine protected areas.
Cape Town chef Stefan Marais prepares a yellowtail. An ambassador for the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative, he runs two restaurants that serve only sustainably caught fish.
South Africa’s growing legion of recreational fishermen numbered 900,000 in 2007. It forms South Africa’s largest fishery, and fisheries scientists hold them responsible for the decline of many fish species.