Identification of marine fish caught on our coast

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I was just wondering if there is a website that shows you what fish are being caught along our coast. i live in East London and am often down on the rocks catching fish for my tank. I have always wondered what species we actually catch along our shores. I have heard stories of guys catching powder blue surgeons and even the odd imperator angelfish. Just trying to find out if anyone knows of a website or database on the net.Thought maybe this would interest some people around east london and maybe elsewhere
 
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It's true. Powder blue surgeons as well as Emperor angelfish are caught....amounst other things. A "local" database might be a problem, but there are definitely "international" databases.

There are a lot of pretty good books to look at...(TWO OCEANS, A guide to the marine life of southern Africa) and ( The common sea fishers of south Africa).
 
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true but apparently there is a database of fish caught around here used for scientific research or something like that. Wouldnt mind get the link for that
 
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my reason for asking this is that i started catching fish and keeping fish when i was 12 years old and stopped when i was about 16. I have know recently started up again and i cant remember the different fish and what they look like. for example i ended up with three riegers this season thinking i one was a vaggy. The books that were mentioned earlier in this thread are good but i am catching juveniles mostly and its sometimes very difficult to identify a juvinile fish to a picture in a book. Or maybe my eyesight aint good
 
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will give that try gonna have to order them online none of the book stores or petshops here have them thanks +
 
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thats a good idea next one i catch and im not sure of i will post see what answers we get probably gonna go for a dive this afternoon so maybe will have some photo's to post
 

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