SASMIA is the officially recognised industrial association that collectively represents permit holders, boat owners and traders in the South African squid fishery. Its primary purpose is to ensure, on behalf of its members, that the squid resource and fishery in South Africa is properly managed. This function is performed within the ambit of the Marine Living Resources Act, which is promulgated by Marine & Coastal Management (a branch of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, DAFF). The core focus of SASMIA is to provide a two-way communication channel between government and the industry, and to fund squid resource research.

Contact Details:
  • S.A.S.M.I.A
  • The South African Squid Management Industrial Association
  • Die Suid Afrikaanse Pylinkvis Bestuursnywerheidsvereniging
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  • P.O. Box 22276
  • Port Elizabeth
  • 6000
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  • Tel: 027-(0)41 585 1652
  • Fax: 027-(0)41 585 8605
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  • Contact us


This website is maintained by Bayworld Centre for Research & Education (BCRE) on behalf of SASMIA.

Please direct any questions or comments about the website to Lloyd Duncan