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Profile updated on 12 January 2022

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Octopus vulgaris

SPECIES NAME(s)

Common octopus

According to FAO/CECAC (FAO 2016) the population of Octopus vulgaris in Western Africa, based on political or geographic limits rather than on biological reasons, is divided into three main units: Dakhla (26°N-21 °N), Cape Blanc (21°N-16°N) and Senegal-Gambia (16°N-12 °N). According to FAO's last assessment, this stock identification has recently been confirmed using a vessel monitoring system (VMS) and genetic analysis (FAO 2020).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • There is a management plan in place and the stock is closely monitored by the National Institute for Fisheries Research.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

10.0

Fishers Compliance:

10.0