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Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Western Asturias Octopus Traps Fishery of Artisanal Cofradias

Variety

Octopus, Common

Octopus vulgaris

Method

Wild

Pots and/or traps and/or trap nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Western Asturias Octopus Traps Fishery of Artisanal Cofradias

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Variety

Octopus, Brazil Reef

Octopus insularis

Method

Wild

Trolling lines

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico

Overall Rating

2.068 / 5

Summary

Stock status: Stock status and fishing levels unknown.


Management: Illegal fishing is of conservation concern and enforcement of management is deemed ineffective.


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Variety

Octopus, Mexican Four-eyed

Octopus maya

Method

Wild

Trolling lines

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico

Overall Rating

2.068 / 5

Summary

Stock status: Stock status and fishing levels unknown.


Management: Illegal fishing is known to occur.


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