Since its incorporation in August 2004, Octopus Technologies has solely pursued the development and testing of its uniquely designed trigger pot. This dramatically increased the catch rate for octopus fishing whilst offering a substantially lower environmental impact than currently used pot and fishing methods, with the real possibility of creating sustainable octopus fisheries on a worldwide basis.
The trigger pot was designed to catch octopus and only octopus. No other sea creature has the strength or the curiosity to trigger the trap. After all our sea trials and over a year of fishing with the trigger pot in Western Australia, we had never caught another species except for octopus. The trigger pot is superior to all other octopus traps previously used in Western Australia for several reasons.
Currently opportunities exist in Octopus Technologies for the right individuals or companies willing to take on the distribution and sales of the Trigger Trap across Australia and the world, to hopefully improve on an existing fishery or help establish a new cottage industry.
Occoculture Pty Ltd was started in 2007, from a need to source a ready supply of quality octopus for Fremantle Octopus, as demand for our marinated octopus exceeded our supply. The obvious solution was to grow our own octopus so that we can preserve our wild stocks and have a reliable source of portion controlled octopus.
Some commensurate trials at Geraldton Fishermens Co-op were highly successful in growing out juvenile octopus to a ‘restaurant’ preferred size. One of the three trials were conducted under the guidance of Curtin University and the results published in a report written by Ryan Crossing.
Featuring the process of catching nothing but the finest octopus in Western Australia.
Featuring the design and innovation of the Octopus Technology trap pots.
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Considered to be the best octopus in the world, Fremantle Octopus was founded in 2000 and specialises in octopus fishing and the manufacture of processed raw and value added octopus products for sale in both the Australian and Overseas markets.
The species of octopus ( O’Tetricus ) in mainly found off the Western Australian coast and is considered to be one of the best species of octopus in the world due to the quality and colour of its flesh when processed, its tenderness and flesh structure, its high quality diet as well as its generous size.
The company has not only created a sustainable octopus fishing industry in Western Australia where none previously existed, it has also built a thriving manufacturing operation that has a world reputation for high quality seafood products. All this whilst maintaining a sustainable fishery policy.