We have been recently assessing several octopus fisheries (Day octopus, sandbird octopus, etc) in the Indian Ocean for a client and we have found that the available information about the distribution and fisheries of these species in that Ocean is very scarce and in some cases incorrect. It is why, Naunet has just launched an initiative to collect all the available information about octopus species (distribution, fisheries, etc.) in the area. We have already contacted several stakeholders in the Indian Ocean, including NGOs working in fisheries projects, managers, universities, etc to gather first-hand knowledge about these species. However, if you can provide us information about these fisheries, please contact us. We will be pleased to hear from you. We are interested in all Western and Eastern Indian Ocean countries, including South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and all the islands in the Indian Ocean.