South Africa said yesterday that it will impose emergency measures to save plummeting stocks of several fish species. The fish, including rock cod and red stumpnose, are being caught with long lines, a fishing method that is devastating the fish populations. About half a million commercial and recreational fishers are actively linefishing in South Africa. The country’s Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism said it would lower fish catch limits, as well as the number of permitted commercial fishers.

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