Blue Ocean Institute


Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Squid, Market (Ika) (calamari)

Market Squid are short-lived and can withstand intensive fishing pressure at their spawning grounds off the California coast. But they are vulnerable to large-scale changes in the environment driven by El Nino Southern Oscillation events.

Accurate estimates of Market Squid abundance elude fisheries biologists and managers, which makes management of the population difficult at best.

Full species report here.