Many fishermen have stories to tell about this species. Red steenbras is one of the most popular species amongst anglers because it can be caught on just about any bait and puts up a good fight. A few decades ago these fish were plentiful, but due to their popularity, they have declined in numbers.

Although red steenbras is excellent to eat, its liver contains a toxic level of Vitamin A.

SASSI: Red – Don’t buy or sell red steenbras! Rather choose a green-listed species.


Species Facts

  • Although red steenbras is excellent to eat, its liver contains a toxic level of Vitamin A.
  • A few decades ago these fish were plentiful, but due to their popularity, they have declined in numbers.