Sea Diamond Squid

LOLIGO REYNAUDII

SEA FROZEN SQUID

BACKGROUND

Squid is caught in the Indian Ocean using the hand line jigging method. During the period from November to February, squid is caught mostly during the day at no more than 10 miles off shore. From March to October, squid is caught mainly at night at 10 to 20 miles off shore. Water temperature is typically 15°c – 18°c. The squid is caught, rinsed, blast frozen and placed in plastic bags on board the vessel. Squid blocks are then transported to land based cold storage on landing, where they are boxed.

Catching

The squid caught is kept in clean plastic bins and then weighed in every 4 hours at the most. The squid is kept moist with clean seawater for those 4 hours.

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