(Gulf of California, Wild-caught)
Jumbo squid grow quickly and reproduce at a young age, making them highly resilient to fishing pressure. However, little is known about overall population size, making these squid a "Good Alternative."
Calamar Gigante, Giant Squid, Humboldt Squid, Jibia Gigante
This is the largest squid caught by any commercial fishery. It can weigh up to 100 pounds and measure as long as 7 feet - not including its tentacles.
Like other cephalopods, jumbo squid are fast-growing and reproduce at an early age - traits that can help them withstand heavy fishing.
When jumbo squid are caught one at a time by hook and line, habitat and bycatch concerns are negligible. However, little is known about the overall size of these squid populations and that makes it difficult to effectively manage and regulate the fishery.