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World Octopus Fisheries


Sauer, WHH and Gleadall, IG and Downey-Breedt, N and Doubleday, Z and Gillespie, G and Haimovici, M and Ibanez, CM and Katugin, ON and Leporati, S and Lipinski, MR and Markaida, U and Ramos, JE and Rosa, R and Villanueva, R and Arguelles, J and Briceno, FA and Carrasco, SA and Che, LJ and Chen, CS and Cisneros, R and Conners, E and Crespi-Abril, AC and Kulik, VV and Drobyazin, EN and Emery, T and Fernandez-Alvarez, FA and Furuya, H and Gonzalez, LW and Gough, C and Krishnan, P and Kumar, B and Leite, T and Lu, CC and Mohamed, KS and Nabhitabhata, J and Noro, K and Petchkamnerd, J and Putra, D and Rocliffe, S and Sajikumar, KK and Sakaguchi, H and Samuel, D and Sasikumar, G and Wada, T and Zheng, X and Tian, Y and Pang, Y and Yamrungrueng, A and Pecl, G, World Octopus Fisheries, Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, 29, (3) pp. 279-429. ISSN 2330-8249 (2021) [Substantial Review]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/23308249.2019.1680603


Recent studies have shown that coastal and shelf cephalopod populations have increased globally over the last six decades. Although cephalopod landings are dominated by the squid fishery, which represents nearly 80% of the worldwide cephalopod catches, octopuses and cuttlefishes represent ∼10% each. Total reported global production of octopuses over the past three decades indicates a relatively steady increase in catch, almost doubling from 179,042 t in 1980 to 355,239 t in 2014. Octopus fisheries are likely to continue to grow in importance and magnitude as many finfish stocks are either fully or over-exploited. More than twenty described octopus species are harvested from some 90 countries worldwide. The current review describes the major octopus fisheries around the globe, providing an overview of species targeted, ecological and biological features of exploited stocks, catches and the key aspects of management.

Item Details

Item Type:Substantial Review
Keywords:octopus ecology, octopus biology, commercial catches, fisheries management
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught edible molluscs
UTAS Author:Ramos, JE (Mr Jorge Ramos Castillejos)
UTAS Author:Briceno, FA (Mr Filipe Briceno)
UTAS Author:Emery, T (Dr Timothy Emery)
UTAS Author:Pecl, G (Professor Gretta Pecl)
ID Code:147888
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:41
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2021-11-22
Last Modified:2021-11-22

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