(Press Release) New FIP to Improve Giant Octopus Fishery in Northern Japan

    (Press Release)



    April 26, 2019 – After two years of conversation, site visits and scientific work, Japan’s third fishery improvement project (FIP) is now officially underway. The project – a joint initiative between Ocean Outcomes, Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd., fishermen from Tomamae fishery coop of Kita-Rumoi Fisheries Cooperative and the Wakkanai Fisheries Research Institute – will work to revitalize the Tomamae North Pacific Giant Octopus fishery in Hokkaido by transitioning the fishery and its management to science-based best practices.

    Tomamae Giant Octopus FIP Release April 2019