Octopus market reports

octopus and squid - image from: www.globefish.orgGLOBEFISH (the FAO Fisheries Department responsible for international fish trade information) report low supplies of octopus available on the market internationally.

2004 was characterised by low supplies of octopus, especially from Morocco, and sky high prices. Octopus is becoming a premium priced product, with Japan offering top prices for large-sized octopus. No change is foreseen for 2005, with Morocco putting even more stringent resource management schemes into place.

 

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