Marine Regulations

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March 2017

Documentation and Regulations

SAMSA Marine Notice no 6 of 2015 - Replacement of 29Mhz with VHF This must be done for boats surveyed after 1st January 2016. We can continue to use our 29Mhz radios as voluntary equipment for intership [...]

General Information for Skippers

First Aid Manual SAMSA Survey Check list National Small Vessel Safety Regulations International Distress Signals Nautical Flag Alphabet Radio and Safety - WPDSAA SAMSA Regulations


Bearing and Distance from co-ordinates Shipping Movements off Cape Coast

Important News


Notice of the establishment of a whale sanctuary in Walker May appeared in the Government Gazette of 29 May 2001. From 1 July 2001 no boats or crafts of any kind will be allowed in the Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary Marine Protected Area (A). The Sanctuary stretches from the Westcliff Beacon near the new harbour in Hermanus  to the Gansbaai harbour. About half the area (B) may be used by authorised whale-watching boats, as well as authorised commercial and recreational fishermen. The regulation applies only from 1 July to 30 November in any one year.

For map and co-ordinates click here


Recreational Fishing Brochure 2016/2017

Red Steenbras

Ban is uplifted from 26th Nov 2014 and recreational fishermen can catch one per person with min size 600mm

NOTE : Season is closed from September to end November inclusive. 

Crayfish/Kreef (Jasus lalandii) 2017/18 Season

Season is allocated as follows:

December dates allowed:

  • 2, 3 December 2017 (2 days)
  • 9, 10 December 2017 (2 days)
  • 16, 17 December 2017 (2 days)
  • 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 December 2017 (5 days)

January dates allowed:

  • 1 January 2018 (1 day)
  • 6, 7 January 2018 (2 days)
  • 13, 14 January 2018 (2 days)

March dates allowed:

  • 29, 30, 31 March 2018 (3 days)

April dates allowed:

  • 1 April 2018 (1 day)
Galjoen (Dichistius capensis) –  season closed from 15th October to the last day in February in the following year.Chokka squid (Loligo vulgaris reynaudii): – There is no closed season according to Gov Gazette No 35903 of 23 November 2012. However the DAFF brochure shows closed from 12h00 on 19 October to 12h00 on 23 November in any one year. Presumably this is a mistake.

Click here for copy of Gazette

Elf/Shad (Pomatomus saltatrix) closed from 1 October to 30 November in any one year.

Southern African Marine Linefish Profiles Up to date information on 139 common species

Fish Weight calculator Click here