A review of recent studies on the life history and ecology of European cephalopods with emphasis on species with the greatest commercial fishery and culture potential.
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AuthorsLishchenko, F.; Perales-Raya, C. (Catalina); Barrett, C.; Oesterwind, D. (Daniel); Power, A.M.; Larivain, A. (Ángela); Laptikhovsky, V. (Vladimir); Karatza, A.; Badouvas, N.; Lishchenko, A.; Pierce, G.J. (Graham John)
With the depletion of many commercial fish stocks and an increasing demand for marine protein for human consumption, cephalopods have become more important as a fishery resource. In EU waters, cephalopod stocks are not routinely assessed and exploitation of these species by large-scale fisheries is largely unregulated. For sustainable exploitation, adequate assessment and scientifically-supported management strategies are needed. However, there is still a lack of data on stock status and inadequate knowledge of the life history and ecology of these species. The present review examined more than 200 scientific articles, on life history and ecology of European cephalopods, published since 2013. It describes recent contributions to knowledge in the context of previously identified research priorities, along with recent advances towards sustainable fishing and aquaculture. It also identifies outstanding knowledge gaps. While some priority areas, such as the development of the speci ...