Octopus are a globally important species harvested around the world. Octopus fisheries are closely tied to food security, culture, and coastal livelihoods. The unique life history characteristics of octopus provide both opportunities as well as challenges to resource management. Despite their importance to small-scale fisheries around the world, information about the successful management of octopus fisheries remains opaque.
The Global Octopus Network's purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information on current octopus management approaches, share lessons learned and successful practices, answer questions, and address challenges.