Blue Ocean Institute

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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Squid, Shortfin

Shortfin Squid are found on the offshore continental shelf and slope waters of the northwestern Atlantic, from Florida to Labrador. They grow quickly and reproduce at a young age, which helps their resistance to fishing pressure.

They appear to be at a healthy level of abundance, but it varies from year to year due their short life span and sensitivity to environmental conditions. To protect against overfishing, managers limit the number of boats allowed in the fishery.

Full species report here.