Seafood Firm Wants To Farm Octopus. Activists Say They're Too Smart For That

"Octopuses are capable of sophisticated tasks, from solving puzzles to decorating their dens to remembering people's faces. So when a company in Spain announced that it wanted to commercially farm octopuses to harvest them for seafood, the plan sparked an uproar.

"I was appalled," Sy Montgomery, author of the bestselling book The Soul of an Octopus, told NPR.

Seafood company Nueva Pescanova plans to build the farm on 52,691 square meters (around 567,000 square feet) along a dock in the Canary Islands, at the Port of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria island. The facility would keep octopuses in tanks."

Bill Chappell reports for NPR February 7, 2024.

Source: NPR, 02/08/2024