Mr Jade Maggs

MSc (University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2011)
Assistant Scientist

Research Interests

  • Ecology of coastal marine fishes, especially distribution, movement and connectivity
  • Marine protected areas
  • Reef ecosystems
  • Data modelling


  • National Marine Linefish System (NMLS)
  • Pondoland Marine Protected Area fish monitoring and tagging programme.
  • Boat Launch Site Monitoring System (BLSMS)
  • Baited Remote Underwater Video

Current students



  • Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife (EKZNW)
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF): Branch Fisheries
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)
  • KZN Department of  Agriculture and Environmental Affairs (DAEA)
  • Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, Rhodes University (DIFS)
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)

Recent publications

  • Maggs JQ, Floros C, Pereira MAM, Schleyer MH. 2010. Rapid visual assessment of fish communities on selected reefs in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 9(1): 115-134.
  • Maggs JQ. Mann BQ, van der Elst RP. 2012. Long-term trends in the recreational shore fishery for elf (Pomatomus saltatrix: Pomatomidae) along the KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 34(3): 401-410
  • Mann BQ, Pradervand, P, Maggs JQ & Wintner S. 2012. A characterisation of the paddle-ski fishery in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 34(1): 119-130.
  • Floros C, Schleyer MH & Maggs JQ. 2012. Baseline assessment of high-latitude coral reef fish communities in southern Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 34(1): 55-69.
  • Maggs JQ, Mann BQ, Cowley PD. 2013. Contribution of a large no-take zone to the management of vulnerable reef fishes in the South-West Indian Ocean. Fisheries Research 144: 38-47.
  • Floros C, Schleyer MH, Maggs JQ. 2013. Fish as indicators of diving and fishing pressure on high-latitude coral reefs. Ocean & Coastal Management 84: 130-139.
  • Maggs JQ, Mann BQ, Cowley PD. 2013. Reef fish display station-keeping and ranging behaviour in the Pondoland Marine Protected Area on the east coast of South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 35(2): 183-193.


LinkedIn profile

YouTube - baited remote underwater video – Compare fish populations in no-take area with open area