Re-opening of the octopus fishing

(Oct 2015) On 10 October, the octopus fishing re-opened after two months voluntary closure between Le Morne and Souillac and the first results are very promising: the monitors recorded weights over 3 kg, to compare with an average of 1,2 kg before the closure.

The project is being carried out with the support of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) programmes SmartFish and Biodiversity, funded by the EU.

The last phase of this pilot project consists of education sessions on octopus but also on the marine environment in general for children and youth in the different villages within the project area.

A monitoring of the octopus fishing will be carried out on selected dates until end of January 2016.