Profile updated on 23 June 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Octopus vulgaris

SPECIES NAME(s)

Common octopus

There are few studies focusing on population structure of common octopus in the Atlantic. However, a study by Cabranes et al. 2008 indicates the existence of fine spatial substructure, in function of geographical distance, in the Iberian Peninsula. Thus, the population of common octopus in Asturias seems to be genetically related with populations from Galicia, but differentiated from southern populations


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

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Future Health:

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RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the MSC certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met. Offer assistance in closing conditions where possible.
  • Encourage other other fishing groups to join the certification or encourage non-MSC certified fishery components to align fisheries practices, data collection and reporting with the certified fishery where possible.
  • Ensure your supply chain is represented in SFP’s Global Octopus Supply Chain Roundtable to review improvement needs in this and other similar fisheries, catalyze fishery improvement projects, and monitor progress in improvement efforts.

FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

  • Western Asturias Octopus Traps fishery of Artisanal Cofradias :

    MSC Certified

Fisheries

Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.

MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Asturias Spain Traps

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 16 October 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the MSC certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met. Offer assistance in closing conditions where possible.
  • Encourage other other fishing groups to join the certification or encourage non-MSC certified fishery components to align fisheries practices, data collection and reporting with the certified fishery where possible.
  • Ensure your supply chain is represented in SFP’s Global Octopus Supply Chain Roundtable to review improvement needs in this and other similar fisheries, catalyze fishery improvement projects, and monitor progress in improvement efforts.

1.STOCK STATUS

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MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

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NAME

Western Asturias Octopus Traps fishery of Artisanal Cofradias

STATUS

MSC Certified on 10 February 2016

SCORES

Principle Level Scores:

Principle Score
Principle 1 – Target Species 80.7
Principle 2 - Ecosystem 83.3
Principle 3 – Management System 85.4

Certification Type: Silver

Sources

Credits
  1. Cabranes, C., Fernandez-Rueda, P., and Martínez, J. L., 2008. Genetic structure of Octopus vulgaris around the Iberian Peninsula and Canary Islands as indicated by microsatellite DNA variation. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65: 12–16.http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/65/1/12.full.pdf+html
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