Octopus fishing will be banned across the country for two months. Launched last year in the southwestern region of Mauritius, the octopus fishery closure project will be started across the whole country this time. The Ministry of ocean economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Maritime Services and Islands has established a legal framework to regulate the period of closure, as is the case in Rodrigues.
From August 15 to October 15 fishermen will be refrained from fishing in order to facilitate the renewal of the stock of this species. The Fisheries Protection Service, the National Coast Guard and the Police of the Environment will take action against those who break the law. Under the new regulations, violators face a fine of up to Rs 50,000.