California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Commercial Market Squid Landing Receipt Data

California processors of commercial market squid landings submit receipts twice a month to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) as required by Fish and Game Code Section 8046. Receipts contain catch location (CDFW blocks) and catch information (pounds landed) for each landing. Catch data (in short tons) have been mapped by CDFW block and fishing season, from the 2000-2001 season to the 2012-2013 season. A table of California commercial landings and seasonal catch limits (in short tons) and ex-vessel value corresponding to each season is included here.

Note: No confidential commercial market squid landings data are listed here. Vessel activity was not disclosed where less than three vessels set per block, per season. Some seasons may appear to contain no data to protect the confidentiality of vessel location information.

California Commercial Market Squid Landings

Data source: Commercial Fisheries Information System (CFIS)
Created by the CDFW CPS/HMS Project Staff: A. Holder

Market Squid Landings and Value Information

  Season   Total
Landings (st)
Seasonal
Catch Limit* (st)
Ex-Vessel Value
2000-01 124,378 NA $24,158,780
2001-02 102,914 125,000 $20,239,487
2002-03 47,016 125,000 $11,989,850
2003-04 60,476 125,000 $29,052,936
2004-05 56,572 125,000 $27,055,085
2005-06 82,108 118,000 $42,335,963
2006-07 38,366 118,000 $18,741,532
2007-08 50,635 118,000 $29,432,948
2008-09 40,146 118,000 $27,410,268
2009-10 93,604 118,000 $48,178,329
2010-11 133,642 118,000 $66,236,305
2011-12 134,868 118,000 $67,242,700
2012-13 106,085 118,000 $62,781,266

*The seasonal catch limit from the 2000-2001 season to the 2004-2005 season was set as a quota by CDFW. The Market Squid Fishery Management Plan went into effect for the 2005-2006 season and established a seasonal catch limit of 118,000 short tons for the commercial market squid fishery.

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