Squid

Long, tubular head/body with large eyes and multiple tentacles.

Prominent fins near the tip of the “head.”

Purple to red/brown.

  
Ranging from the relatively small Opal to the large Humboldt, which can grow to over 45 kg (100 lbs) and lives is large shoals, squid are most often caught accidentally, while fishing for other species.

Length

10 to 200 cm (4 to 80 inches) depending on species

Weight

Varied.

Habitat

Found worldwide. In B.C., the smaller Opal and Neon Squid can be found closer to shore. The larger Humboldt is typically found in deeper, offshore waters. All species are widespread and can be found year ‘round, but specific locations are hard to predict.

Fishing

Anglers can go “squidding” with rod, reel and squid jigs.

Cooking

Firm and chewy. Squid should be cleaned immediately and put on ice to prevent deterioration of the meat, which causes bad taste. Sautéing is popular.

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