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Giant squid market

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, July 05, 2014

THE Fisheries Department in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community are looking into ways of generating a squid industry locally and perhaps, to export overseas.

This follows the first giant squid exploratory fishing research in Fiji yesterday where two giant squids, the diamondback and neon flying squid, weighing more than 13kg were fished from the Kadavu waters.

SPC fisheries development officer fishing technician William Sokimi said the first step was to identify whether Fiji did have the resource to tap into the squid market.

"We have identified that we have this resource which is the giant squid and the next thing to do is for the Fisheries Department to do more spot checking so we can find out where else in Fiji waters we can find these giant squids."

He said the research came about following a request from domestic fishing companies to explore offshore resources for small scale fishermen.

"We know squids are tropical species and we have already tried this research already in other Pacific islands, particularly New Caledonia and Cook Islands which were successful. We don't know if the squid population in Fiji is abundant but we have identified the resource."








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