Octopus (Tako) – Philippines
Octopus grows fast and produces many young – traits that help it withstand fishing pressure.
Several species of Octopus are commercially fished in the Philippines; the main species is Day Octopus. In the Philippines, Octopus is found in coral reefs and caught using a variety of gear, including jigs, hook/gaff, spears and baited traps.
There is overall lack of management and monitoring for the Philippines Octopus fishery, and because of this Octopus from the Philippines are rated red.