From Australia to the USA, and from Japan to Greece and Italy, around 60% of Indonesian octopus are exported to countries where sustainability is top priority. Through a combination of certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and our participation in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP), we provide shipments of Indonesian squid, cuttlefish and other cephalopods that are caught using sustainable methods.
More than 60% of octopuses from Indonesia are exported to countries that have started to ask for the issue of sustainability (sustainable products) as one of the requirements (United States, Italy, Australia, Japan and Greece), either through MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification, or participation in the Fishery Improvement Project (FIP).
• Most octopuses are traded globally.
• Average global octopus exports: 290,000 tonnes per year
• Global octopus export value reaches US$1,750 million per year
• The main octopus importing countries are: the European Union (39% of total global imports), South Korea (30%), Japan (18%), and the United States (6%).
• The main octopus exporting countries are: Morocco, China, Spain, Mauritania, Vietnam, Portugal, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Thailand.