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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Squid, Jumbo

Dosidicus gigas

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

Mexico - Eastern Central Pacific Ocean: Gulf of California

Overall Rating

3.2 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Giant Calamari, Humboldt Squid, Ika, Jumbo Flying Squid, Squid

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Squid, California Market

Loligo opalescens

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

U.S. - California, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.495 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, California Squid, Ika, Market Squid, Opal Squid, Opalescent Inshore Squid

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Squid, Jumbo

Dosidicus gigas

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

China - Southeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.181 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Giant Calamari, Humboldt Squid, Ika, Jumbo Flying Squid, Squid

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Squid, Jumbo

Dosidicus gigas

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

Peru - Southeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.518 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Giant Calamari, Humboldt Squid, Ika, Jumbo Flying Squid, Squid

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Squid, Jumbo

Dosidicus gigas

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

Chile - Southeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.52 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Giant Calamari, Humboldt Squid, Ika, Jumbo Flying Squid, Squid

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

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

Variety

Squid, Longfin

Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealii

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

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - US Northeast Longfin Inshore Squid Bottom Trawl Fishery

Variety

Squid, Longfin

Loligo pealeii

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
US Northeast Longfin Inshore Squid Bottom Trawl Fishery

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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Variety

Squid, Mitre

Uroteuthis chinensis

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.25 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Jigs

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Winter cohort)

Overall Rating

2.022 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Pots and/or traps and/or trap nets

Location

Japan - Northwest Pacific Ocean (Winter cohort)

Overall Rating

1.25 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Bottom trawls

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.25 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Jigs

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Purse seines

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Purse seines

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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, Argentine Shortfin

Illex argentinus

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

Southwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

2.079 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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, Indian

Uroteuthis duvauceli

Method

Wild

Jigs

Location

China - Northwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.754 / 5

Market Names

Calamari, Ika, Squid

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

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
US Northeast Longfin Inshore Squid Bottom Trawl Fishery

Market Names

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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

Market Names

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