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First octopus fishery achieves MSC certification

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Friday, February 12, 2016, 02:50 (GMT + 9)

Four artisanal fishing guilds from western Asturias have obtained the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for their octopus (Octopus vulgaris) fishey. This is the first octopus fishery to achieve this worldwide ecolabel. The four fishing guilds form Asturias, Nuestra Señora de la Atalaya de Puerto de Vega, Nuestra Señora de la Caridad de Ortiguera, Santo Angel de la Guarda de Viavlez and San Pedro de Tapia de Casariego, jointly entered MSC full assessment to demonstrate the sustainability of the resource and their fishing practices. The certification client is made up of 27 boats that catch octopus from December to July. This fleet is exclusively dedicated to small-scale fishing using pots, a fishing trap art that captures the octopus remaining static at one point on the seabed with a bait inside. The guilds have decided to establish an open ce... FULL STORY

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