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Octopus Fishing – Fripp Island, South Carolina


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Barry Gooch of Port Royal © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

These photos were taken by Barry Gooch, former Field Coordinator for the Cooperative Research Program run by DNR. They show the experimental fishing of the Common Atlantic Octopus (Octopus vulgaris) off the South Carolina coast. We are grateful to both Barry and SC DNR for allowing us to share these photos with you.

DNR also has a wonderfully informative page on the Common Atlantic Octopus (Octopus vulgaris). Check it out for a detailed look into these fascinating sea creatures.

At this time, the viability of a small scale octopus fishery off the South Carolina coast is being studied by DNR under the Cooperative Research Project. The commercial feasibility of either selling octopus locally or shipping it out of state remains a question to be answered. Certainly, the many-tentacled sea creature does not come to mind quite yet as a seafood entree, but that is different in Asia and some markets in the US, most notably New York City. So, it may not be too long before you see octopus on the menu.

See more of Barry Gooch’s Octopus photo gallery.

Note: The plural form of octopus is technically octopodes. When referring to the food, it is always written octopus, in much the same way as fish.

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One Comment about Octopus Fishing

Mark ShawNo Gravatar says:
July 17th, 2016 at 12:50 pm

I saw a TV show that I think was related to your operation. I was very pleased to see that your harvesting might bring this wonderful fresh product to my area some day soon. As a chef trained in Greek seafood I think octopus should be a main seafood entree. A restaurant I was involved in Houston, Texas in the 1980s we served it grilled, as an appetizer, and entree. I watched grow from a appetizer to a entree over a period of a year. Once customers tried it they were hooked. Thanks for your efforts. I hope to travel to your area and try your fresh product soon. Let me know if you’re ever going to sell and mail your product.





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