(China, Thailand, Trawl)
Indian and mitre squid are both ranked as "Avoid" due to poor management, fishing bycatch and impacts to seafloor habitat.
The Indian squid and its close relative, the mitre squid, are two major commercially important squid species--mostly imported from China--sold in the U.S. market.
These squid range throughout the Indo-Pacific and are commercially fished primarily with trawl gear, with impacts both on habitat and species that live there, including the potential for high levels of bycatch of a variety of important and sensitive species, including corals.
The combination of gear type used in this fishery, with poor management and little oversight or enforcement results in an "Avoid" ranking for both of these species from all the importing nations.