frozen chilled

Squid are cephalopods, a class which comprises around 300 species. They are strong swimmers and certain species can 'fly' for short distances out of the water.

Squid are caught at night by attracting them with light.

Species information

Commercial name
Scientific name

Loligo vulgaris, Illex argentinus, Todarodes pacificus

Loliginidae, Ommastrephidae
Catch area
Pacific Ocean
Catch method
Jig gear and trawling
Catch season

Loligo: December-March - Illex: April-June - Todarodes: September-December

Estimated volume/year


Available as
Cleaned tubes, tentacles or rings; chilled (cooked) and frozen (blanched or cooked) as part of a seafood mix.
Available sizes
Tubes: U-5 up to 5-7 pcs/kg - Tentacles: 60-80 pcs/kg - Rings: cut from tubes of 60-80 pcs/kg
Sustainability details

So far, there are no squid fisheries with a sustainability certification. Squid are a dynamic species and populations tend to fluctuate drastically from year to year. Pelagic jig gear fisheries have a low ecological impact.

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