Oregon Sets New Regulations for Growing Market Squid Fishery
While California's market squid has dipped over the past few years, it's hit the big time in Oregon: The state has established directed fishery regulations for the growing fishing effort for Doryteuthis opalescens.
More market squid have been showing up in Oregon waters since 2016 and fishermen followed. From the 1980s to 2015, the catch was sporadic, with the harvest off of Oregon totaling a little more than 4.5 million pounds for that entire time. The squid -- and the fishermen -- were most prevalent off of California.
But that changed in 2016...
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