[Coral-List] Octopus punches fishes

David Blakeway fathom5marineresearch at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 21:56:05 UTC 2020

Ahh, I see. I think you've identified the loophole used in Western
Australia: invertebrate = non-sentient. I will have to discuss this with
our mantis shrimp...

...ok, talked it over with her. She is actually fully supportive of octopus

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 1:30 AM Eduardo Sampaio <edusilvasampaio at gmail.com>

> Hi David,
> Glad you liked it!
> There is also a rising interest on (and feasibility of) octopus
> aquaculture which is bringing some ethical questions into light.
> Personally, I think they should be treated as vertebrates are.
> Regarding the train track, I'm actually not sure (researchers from Eilat
> that are part of this list will know better), but maybe it was related with
> the underwater 'habitat' that was active there some years ago under Hans
> Fricke? If someone can answer, I would love to know as well.
> On Tue, 22 Dec 2020 at 11:54, David Blakeway <
> fathom5marineresearch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Great! Thanks Eduardo. They are quite beautiful and mysterious.
>> It makes me a little depressed that our Western Australian government has
>> just approved a large scale wild catch fishery of the local O. tetricus
>> without, as far as I can see, any ethical considerations. The title of the
>> government report says it all:
>> Octopus resource of Western Australia harvest strategy 2018-2022.
>> What is the train-track looking thing in video 1?

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