Last updated on 31 August 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Octopus vulgaris

SPECIES NAME(s)

Common octopus

There is no information available about the stock structure of common octopus in Kenyan waters.


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Fishers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

NOT YET SCORED

Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Start a fishery improvement project (FIP) to address the lack of publicly available information on this fishery. For advice on starting a FIP, see SFP's Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs and other resources at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Professional-Guidance/FIP-Toolkit-Resources
  • Encourage scientists to share their studies/publications with FishSource by commenting on the profile and uploading a hyperlink to the document.
  • Work with the government and scientists on the collection of data and make them accessible online.

FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

No related MSC fisheries

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
Kenyan waters Kenya Handlines hand operated
Harpoons

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 28 December 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Start a fishery improvement project (FIP) to address the lack of publicly available information on this fishery. For advice on starting a FIP, see SFP's Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs and other resources at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Professional-Guidance/FIP-Toolkit-Resources
  • Encourage scientists to share their studies/publications with FishSource by commenting on the profile and uploading a hyperlink to the document.
  • Work with the government and scientists on the collection of data and make them accessible online.

1.STOCK STATUS

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2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

No related analysis

FishSource Scores

SELECT SCORES

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

STOCK HEALTH:

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DATA NOTES

*Notes:* Data on biomass, exploitation and management of this fishery is not available preventing quantitative or qualitative scores to be determined.

Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

No related MSC certifications

Sources

Credits

Anam, R. and Mostarda, E. 2012. Field identification guide to the living marine resources of Kenya, FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes, FAO, 357 pp. http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i2741e/i2741e.pdf

Everett, B.I., Santana‐Afonso, P., Jiddawi, N., Lawrence, S., Fondo, E., Wambiji,N., Khadun, S., Boinali, K., Andriamaharo, T. 2012. WIOFish database: A catalogue of small‐scale fisheries of the western Indian Ocean: Annual Report, September 2012. 177p.http://www.wiofish.org/WIOFish_Annual_Report_2012.pdf

Otieno, M. J. 2011. Fishery Value Chain Analysis – Background Report, Kenya, FAO, 30 pp. www.fao.org/fileadmin/user…/fisheries/…/Background_Report_-_Kenya

Winter, G. 2009. Towards Sustainable Fisheries Law – a comparative analysis, IUCN, Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 74, 340 pp.http://data.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/EPLP-074.pdf

References

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