The two major species of cephalopods taken are the southern calamari (Septioteuthis australis) and arrow squid (Notodarus gouldi). The more inshore southern calamari, which attracts a premium price, is currently taken in larger quantities. The size of the arrow squid resource, however, is probably much larger and therefore holds potential for expansion.
SQUID AND OCTOPUS, Tasmania - 2001-02p
Value of production
p preliminary - figures subject to revision
(a) Total catch figures have been adjusted to reflect an equivalent whole weight. Between 1 Oct. 1997 and 31 Dec. 2000 all dual licensed fisherman only completed the GN01 logbook. Data for these fishermen has not yet been entered onto the State database.
Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.