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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