SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Doryteuthis (amerigo) opalescens

SPECIES NAME(s)

Opalescent inshore squid, California market squid

COMMON NAMES

Market squid

Loligo opalescens is fished by purse seine vessels along the coast of California from North to Southis and is one of the most important in the State of California in terms of landings and revenue. Fishers target spawning squid because they die shortly after they reproduce. The fishery is managed by the Fish and Game Commission of the California Department of Fish and Game under California's Marine Life Management Act. The law requires that California market squid is managed with a fishing management plan. The current plan was implemented in the 2005/6 fishing season (MSFMP 2005).


ANALYSIS

No related analysis

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

10.0