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Uroteuthis squids nei, Uroteuthis squids nei (multispecies); bolpen
The stock structure for squids in the Philippines is unknown and stock status assessment for squid stocks is not available. This profile covers the Uroteuthis squid nei fishery in the Philippines Fishery Management Area 5 (FMA - 5). FMA - 5 covers the waters of east and west of Palawan (i.e., Sulu Sea and West Philippine Seas). FMAs were established in January 2019 (Fisheries Administrative Order 263) to focus on ecosystem approach to fisheries management.
This is a multi-species profile for Uroteuthis spp. Uroteuthis spp. are common inshore squids nad common names of Uroteuthis species include: Mitre squid (U. chinensis), Indian squid (U. duvaucelii), Swordtip squid (U. edulis), Long barrel squid (U. singhalensis), Voss’ squid (U. vossi), Bartsch's squid (U. bartschi), and Rees’ squid (U. reesi). Squids are collectively referred to as squid/squids or “pusit” in the trade (see Philippine Statistics Authority or PSA, http://openstat.psa.gov.ph/). The official catch records are reported as an aggregate value under that common name and not separated by species. In the official national fisheries statistics, records for “squids” species are collectively grouped into “invertebrates” (e.g., NSAP Atlas, (Santos et al. 2017)).