Follow Your Fish Step 4: Back to the US

Written by on July 18, 2016 in Fish, Other News

Editor’s Note — This is a continuation of our collaboration with Follow Your Fish! Check out step 1 here.

Fast Facts:

  • The United States imports an average of about 370,000 pounds (worth nearly $450,000) of
    California market squid every year
  • That’s about 1% of what the U.S. exports
  • Market squid processed in China doesn’t necessarily have to have a “made in China” label

Exports vs Imports

From 2010 to 2015, the United States exported an average of about 26 million pounds (worth more than $77 million) of Doryteuthis (Loligo) opalescens every year. During that same time period, the U.S. imported an average of about 370,000 pounds (worth nearly $450,000) every year. That’s an average of about one percent (1.4%) a year.

In 2015, we exported 58,277,701 pounds ($37,988,095) of market squid and imported 269,122 pounds ($246,848). That means we only imported less than one percent (0.46%) of the same squid that we exported that year.

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Market Squid Trade

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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