Profile updated on 13 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 3 main units: Dakhla, in Morocco (26 °N-21 °N), Cape Blanc (21°N-16 °N) and Senegal-Gambia (16 °N-12 °N). 


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • The stock and fishery seem to be regularly monitored.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

< 6

Fishers Compliance:

< 6