California Squid (Loligo opalescens), Calamari
Known to many as calamari
Known to many as calamari, our local squid is tasty, versatile, and nutritious! Popular in many Mediterranean dishes, squid can be prepared in a number of ways. In traditional Mediterranean cooking squid is often stuffed and braised or deep fried as calamari. Squid is a very nutritious seafood and is rich is proteins, Omega-3, B-vitamins and minerals such as Cooper, Zinc, and Iodine.
This squid is caught using purse seine method of fishing. Purse seines consists of a long wall of netting that’s used to surround a school of fish and is eventually closed like a drawstring purse. California market squid caught California with purse seines is a “Best Choice.” There isn’t a full stock assessment and the likelihood of overfishing is unknown, but the available evidence suggests the stock is healthy.
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.