California Squid (Loligo opalescens), Calamari
California squid is one of the most common, sustainable, cheap, and plentiful creatures of the sea. Part of the mollusk family, the squid are around 4-6 inches. This product comes whole and uncleaned, for instructions on how to clean the squid you can watch this video.
A Bycatch Product
Fisher people purse seine method of fishing to catch this squid. Purse seines consist of a long wall of netting that’s used to surround a school of fish and is eventually closed like a drawstring purse. Fresh squid is only available during select times because it is actually a by-catch species of other target fish. California market squid caught California with purse seines is a “Best Choice” as rated by the Monterey Seafood Watch Program.
As a 100% transparent and sustainable seafood supplier, Royal Hawaiian was one of the first seafood processors in the country to collaborate with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch program to ensure that we only sell products from fisheries that are responsibly harvested or aquacultured.