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Variety

Squid, Mitre

Uroteuthis chinensis

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.25 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, and species is highly susceptible to overfishing.


Bycatch: Bycatch rates are unknown, but the fishery also likely catches vulnerable species of corals, turtles, marine mammals, and sharks.


Management: Lacks conservation framework for target species and to reduce bycatch.

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Variety

Squid, Japanese Flying

Todarodes pacificus

Method

Wild

Pots and/or traps and/or trap nets

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Winter cohort)

Overall Rating

1.25 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks have and are expected to continue to decline at current fishing levels.


Management: Research and monitoring are poor.

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Variety

Squid, Japanese Flying

Todarodes pacificus

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Autumn cohort)

Overall Rating

2.022 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks have and are expected to continue to decline at current fishing levels.


Management: Research and monitoring are poor.

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Variety

Squid, Japanese Flying

Todarodes pacificus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Winter cohort)

Overall Rating

1.762 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks have and are expected to continue to decline at current fishing levels.


Management: Research and monitoring are poor.

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Variety

Squid, Japanese Flying

Todarodes pacificus

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Winter cohort)

Overall Rating

2.022 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stocks have and are expected to continue to decline at current fishing levels.


Management: Research and monitoring are poor.

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Variety

Squid, Swordtip

Uroteuthis edulis

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, and species is highly susceptible to overfishing.


Bycatch: Bycatch rates are unknown for all gear types and harvest methods catch other species that may be overexploited.


Management: Lacks conservation framework for target species and to reduce bycatch.

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Variety

Squid, Argentine Shortfin

Illex argentinus

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

Southwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

2.079 / 5

Summary

Bycatch: Harvest method is selective however bycatch information is lacking. There is evidence that at-risk seabirds including endangered albatrosses are caught in this fishery.


Management: Lacks comprehensive framework to manage this migratory species on the high seas.

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Variety

Squid, Swordtip

Uroteuthis edulis

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, and species is highly susceptible to overfishing.


Bycatch: Bycatch rates are unknown for all gear types and harvest methods catch other species that may be overexploited.


Management: Lacks conservation framework for target species and to reduce bycatch.

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Variety

Squid, Swordtip

Uroteuthis edulis

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.25 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, and species is highly susceptible to overfishing.


Bycatch: Bycatch rates are unknown for all gear types and harvest methods catch other species that may be overexploited.


Management: Lacks conservation framework for target species and to reduce bycatch.

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Variety

Squid, Mitre

Uroteuthis chinensis

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, and species is highly susceptible to overfishing.


Bycatch: Bycatch rates are unknown for all gear types and harvest methods catch other species that may be overexploited.


Management: Lacks conservation framework for target species and to reduce bycatch.

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Variety

Squid, Mitre

Uroteuthis chinensis

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, and species is highly susceptible to overfishing.


Bycatch: Bycatch rates are unknown for all gear types and harvest methods catch other species that may be overexploited.


Management: Lacks conservation framework for target species and to reduce bycatch.

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Variety

Squid, Indian

Uroteuthis duvauceli

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, and species is highly susceptible to overfishing.


Bycatch: Bycatch rates are unknown for all gear types. Harvest methods catch other species that may be overexploited.

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Variety

Squid, Indian

Uroteuthis duvauceli

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.25 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, and species is highly susceptible to overfishing.


Bycatch: Bycatch rates are unknown for all gear types. Harvest methods catch other species that may be overexploited.

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Variety

Squid, Indian

Uroteuthis duvauceli

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, and species is highly susceptible to overfishing.


Bycatch: Bycatch rates are unknown for all gear types. Harvest methods catch other species that may be overexploited.

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Variety

Squid, Shortfin

Illex illecebrosus

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
U.S. Northeastern Coast Longfin Inshore Squid and Northern Shortfin Squid Bottom Trawl Fishery

Summary

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