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Profile updated on 12 June 2020

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Dosidicus gigas

SPECIES NAME(s)

Jumbo flying squid

COMMON NAMES

Humboldt squid, jibia, pota, calamar rojo, calamar gigante

Jumbo flying squid in the Eastern Pacific extends from the waters off Chile to the North American coast. The NE Pacific and SE Pacific represent genetically different stocks with some migration among them, in a genetic structure apparently influenced by oceanic currents (Sandoval-Castellanos et al. 2010).

In the SE Pacific, different groups have been identified based on size-at-maturity (Nigmatullin et al. 2001), but no genetic difference has been found between these sub-units ( (Xu et al. 2017). More recently, genetic results based on small sample sizes did not find differences between large and medium-size phenotypes, suggesting a single stock (metapopulation) in the SPRFMO Area (which extends on the High Seas, outside EEZs) and Peruvian, Ecuadorian and Chilean EEZs (SPRFMO 2019).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • There have been significant efforts to increase knowledge about the stock's dynamics and to improve the regional stock assessment model and data used. Efforts have initiated in 2017 and continued in 2018 and 2019.
  • This portion of the stock is considered underexploited.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 6