Changing Octopus Fisheries

Catherine Morse
Catherine Morse • 12 October 2022


The Washington Post recently published an article on warming ocean conditions in the Mediterranean Sea and Lebanon's coastal waters and how this is affecting local fisheries. The article highlights the new abundance of invasive lionfish and how they are outcompeting local species, like octopus. Fishers are trying to mitigate the impacts by catching lionfish and adapting it to local tastes and cuisines. 

Does anyone have any reactions or further insights into lionfish displacing octopus and how fishers are adapting? 

Here is the link to the original article:…


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