Atlantic Ocean, north-east (FAO 27)
Pots and traps
There is not much known about the common cuttlefish. The few data suggest a decline of the stockStock:
The fish of a particular species reproducing in the same area in the same period. . The common cuttlefish has a short lifecycle and grows fast. They are a bit susceptible to fishing pressure because they spawn in schools.
The focused fishery on cuttlefish with cuttlefish pots is selective and does not damage the seabed. Occasional bycatchBycatch:
Species caught next to species targeted for fishery. By-catches can consist of non-commercial species and species that are too small, and can be kept (this part is sometimes called by-product) or thrown back into the sea (discards). has a high survivability.
The cuttlefish is included in the Common Fishery Policy of the EU. Measures are being taken for catch limits, but that is not effective enough. Management is difficult due to the lack of information about stock size and about the amount of cuttlefish that is caught.