Squid is mostly caught using jigs in Malta.
However, internationally, Squid may also be caught with bottom trawls, midwater trawls or demersal otter trawls, which can have moderate to high levels of by-catch.
Squid is generally available at the end of summer & throughout autumn.
Squid can swim faster than any other invertebrate by rapidly expelling water from its mantle cavity. It shoots out a cloud of dark ink when threatened.
Squid is caught using relatively sustainable fishing methods and its rate of reproduction makes it highly resilient to fishing pressure, fish4tomorrow recommends squid for consumption.