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Information & facts


Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae

In rocky areas throughout BC coast.

Establish dens in caves or rocky areas, or smaller individuals may dig dens in sand-shell substrates; inhabits deep water from February-April and August-October; females brood eggs on roof of dens; planktonic larvae until 50 mm length, then remain benthic.

Tidal Elevation
Subtidal, to a depth of over 100 m; inshore dens usually from 13-30 m.

Growth Rate
Sexually mature at 2-3 yr, males after 12 kg and females after 20 kg; at 1 yr weighs 1 kg and 12 kg after 1.5 yr. Length can be as long as 30 feet by full maturity.

The octopus has eight tentacles that sometimes stretch 4.8 m across in a 45 kg specimen. The octopus is a mollusc that is related to the squid, oyster, clam and snail. The giant Pacific octopus is the major species on the west coast and also the world's largest. It is illegal to use jigs, gaffs, spears, rakes or any other sharp-pointed instrument to take octopus.
Useful for halibut bait and occasionally desired as an ethnic food, Octopuses are sometime sought for their own merits. Generally, however, they are accidentally caught in cod fish traps and harvested along with the intended species. Octopuses are best caught with a trap method, rather than bait and hook.

Octopus Fishing Tips, Tricks and Tactics

Octopus Fishing Resources

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