What is Octopus?

Octopus are pot caught or demersal trawled. There are various Octopus fisheries across the North East Atlantic, with the most important being off the coast of Spain and Portugal, where the larger Octopus are caught. Octopus is caught all year round, the UK has a few fisheries and what is caught is smaller, normally less than 1kg in size.

Latin Name

Octopus Vulgaris


Octopus is available all year round


Squid or Cuttlefish provide an alternative to Octopus