Atlantic Ocean, south-east (FAO 47)
Bottom otter trawl
The South African bottom otter trawl fishery on Cape hake is certified with the MSC label in 2004. It is a bottom fishery with trawls, with fishing occurring during the day, when hakes are schooling on the bottom.
There are two kinds of Cape hake. The certified coastal fishery focuses on Merluccius capensi, while the off-shore fishery focuses on Merluccius paradoxus.