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In the news again with an article at the BBC. The full article is well worth a read: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-64814781
Nueva Pescanova’s plans reveal that the octopuses, which are solitary animals used to the dark, would be kept in tanks with other octopuses, at times under constant light. The creatures – the species octopus vulgaris – would be housed in around 1,000 communal tanks in a two-storey building in the port of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.
A plan to build the world’s first octopus farm has raised deep concerns among scientists over the welfare of the famously intelligent creatures.
The farm in Spain’s Canary Islands would raise about a million octopuses annually for food, according to confidential documents seen by the BBC.
They would be killed by being put in containers of water kept at -3C, according to the documents.
Also an article over at the Canary News website: https://thecanarynews.com/2023/03/leaked-documents-raise-further-concerns-about-welfare-in-proposed-las-palmas-octopus-farm-that-would-be-first-of-its-kind-in-the-world/
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