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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Fishing >> Wild fisheries >> Squid and octopus

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

Weight(a)
Value of production

Species
tonnes
$’000

Octopus
63
340
Squid, calamari
103
481
Squid, arrow
2
4

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.


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