The Moray Firth directed squid fishery

Iain Alexander Graham Young, Graham John Pierce, Gabriele Stowasser, Maria Begona Santos Vazquez, Jianjun Wang, Peter Robin Boyle, P W Shaw, N Bailey, I Tuck, Martin Collins

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In summer 2003, the usually small directed fishery for the squid Loligoforbesi in the Moray Firth off the northeast coast of Scotland (UK) generated unusually high catches. This fishery, which targets small squid close inshore, ultimately involved over 65 boats. The present short paper reviews the history of this fishery, examines trends over the last 35 years and possible future management issues are briefly reviewed. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalFisheries Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


  • Loligo
  • squid fishery
  • Moray Firth
  • loligo-forbesi
  • Scottish Waters
  • abundance


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