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Octopus Market Report - May 2010 [May 2010]
The octopus season off West Africa is still underway and likely to continue through April, but catches are lower than expected, and the sizes caught are not easy to sell.
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Octopus Market Report - February 2010 [February 2010]
Octopus was in good supply, which resulted in a sharp downturn of prices. Some upward adjustments in octopus prices are likely, as catches are extremely low at the moment.
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Octopus Market Report - April 2009 [April 2009]

Octopus sales bleak

Reportedly, Mauritania is considering extending the traditional fishing ban of two months to at least three months, thus starting from about mid April and continuing until mid July. The main reason for this decision is the rather sluggish octopus market at present, which makes octopus fishing uneconomic. The expectation is that lower availability of octopus on the market will reduce the stocks in Japan and increase the demand and prices.
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Squid Market Report - March 2009 [March 2009]

Slight reduction in catches

Total squid catches in the South West Atlantic reached 400 000 tonnes in 2008, about 30 000 tonnes below the record 2007 result. Lower catches off Falkland/Malvinas were primarily responsible for the decline.
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Squid Market Report - January 2009 [January 2009]

High squid catches

Total squid catches in the South West Atlantic reached 400 000 tonnes in 2008, about 30 000 tonnes below the record 2007 result. :Lower catches off Falkland/Malvinas were the main responsible for the decline. Total production was150 000 tonnes in 2008, 50 000 tonnes less in 2007. While Loligo catches off Falkland/Malvinas were stable at 41 000 tonnes.
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Monday 10 December 2018
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Fish Info Network Directors meet at Conxemar, Vigo
In October each year the Spanish Association of Wholesalers, Importers, Manufacturers and Exporters of Fish products and Aquaculture (Conxemar) organizes the International Frozen Seafood Exhibition in Vigo, Spain.

Back to back with this event Conxemar jointly holds an international conference together with FAO. This year the conference was dedicated to cephalopods, a group of molluscs that includes squids, cuttlefishes, and octopus. The conference also provides the backdrop for various side events such as the Vigo dialogue on decent work in fisheries and aquaculture, and the meeting of the Fish Info Network (FIN).
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