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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Octopus, White-striped

Callistoctopus ornatus

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Handline and Pole-and-Line

Location

U.S. - Hawaii, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.136 / 5

Market Names

He'e, Night Octopus, Octopus, Ornate Octopus, Tako

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Octopus, Big Blue

Octopus cyaneus

Method

Wild

Hand implements

Location

U.S. - Hawaii, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.18 / 5

Market Names

Cyane’s Octopus, Day Octopus, He'e, Octopus, Tako

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Octopus, Big Blue

Octopus cyaneus

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Handline and Pole-and-Line

Location

U.S. - Hawaii, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.14 / 5

Market Names

Cyane’s Octopus, Day Octopus, He'e, Octopus, Tako

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

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

Variety

Octopus, Common

Octopus vulgaris

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

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

Market Names

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

Hooks and Lines: Trolling Lines

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico

Overall Rating

2.068 / 5

Market Names

Octopus, Tako

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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  • Hooks and Lines: Trolling Lines

Variety

Octopus, Big Blue

Octopus cyaneus

Method

Wild

Vertical lines

Location

Philippines - Western Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.79 / 5

Market Names

Cyane’s Octopus, Day Octopus, He'e, Octopus, Tako

Summary

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Variety

Octopus, Big Blue

Octopus cyaneus

Method

Wild

Hand implements

Location

Philippines - Western Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.65 / 5

Market Names

Cyane’s Octopus, Day Octopus, He'e, Octopus, Tako

Summary

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Variety

Octopus, Big Blue

Octopus cyaneus

Method

Wild

Hand implements

Location

Indonesia - Eastern Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

2.22 / 5

Market Names

Cyane’s Octopus, Day Octopus, He'e, Octopus, Tako

Summary

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Variety

Octopus, Big Blue

Octopus cyaneus

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Handline and Pole-and-Line

Location

Indonesia - Eastern Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

2.43 / 5

Market Names

Cyane’s Octopus, Day Octopus, He'e, Octopus, Tako

Summary

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Variety

Octopus, Common

Octopus vulgaris

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Trolling Lines

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico

Overall Rating

2.068 / 5

Market Names

Octopus, Tako

Summary

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Variety

Octopus, Mexican Four-eyed

Octopus maya

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Trolling Lines

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico

Overall Rating

2.068 / 5

Market Names

Red Octopus, Tako

Summary

Stock status: Stock status and fishing levels unknown.


Management: Illegal fishing is known to occur.


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Variety

Octopus, Western Australian common

Octopus aff. tetricus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Western Australian Octopus Fishery

Market Names

Summary

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