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Since 2008, the reported annual global catch of octopuses has been around 350,000 metric tonnes, which is likely underestimated as catches are for most parts underreported. Fish market favorites such as orange roughy, common octopus, and pink conch are among the species of fish and invertebrates in rapid decline globally. These findings were obtained by applying computer-intensive stock assessment methods known as CMSY and BSMY to the reconstructed catch data of the Sea Around Us for the 1950-2014 period. Given the depleted and dramatic state of global fisheries and the challenges of providing adequate food to a growing human population, increased farming of octopus will increase ecological impact and must be avoided.
The St. Augustine Monster is the name given to a large carcass, originally postulated to be the remains of a gigantic octopus, that washed ashore on the United States coast near St. Augustine, Florida in 1896. It is sometimes referred to as the Florida Monster or the St. Augustine Giant Octopus and is one of the earliest recorded examples of a globster. The species that the carcass supposedly represented has been assigned the binomial names Octopus giganteus and Otoctopus giganteus, although these are not valid under the rules of the ICZN. Interest in the Saint Augustine sea monster revived when a smaller blob of similar tissue was washed up on a beach in Bermuda in 1988.
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