This policy brief aims at providing a concise summary of scientific information that can help managers and policy-makers make informed decisions about the sustainability of cephalopod fisheries. It contains 10 important current issues affecting cephalopods and proposed possible solutions regarding the following topics: natural highs and lows in abundance; stock collapse due to overfishing; lack of species identification; inadequate stock identification, monitoring and assessment; absence of suitable management measures; environmental impact of cephalopod fishing; fraud – addition of water to octopus and squid; health and safety risks related to consumption; market shocks; and market demand and opportunities.

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