Seafood Sustainability. Squid, Calamari and Cuttlefish: Gould’s squid and southern calamari squid (both members of the class Cephalopoda, below) are fished sustainably around Australia. Squid are also imported from New Zealand, Asia and the USA, although the sustainability of these fisheries cannot be guaranteed.
Due to the overfishing of larger fish such as tuna, rays and shark, the natural predators of squid, there has been an increase in squid numbers worldwide and they are expanding into new areas. Squid is a minor fishery in Australia at present, and most of it is caught as bycatch when fishing for other species, like prawns. But as finfish stocks continue to decrease around the world, squid stocks may come under increasing demand as new protein sources are sought.
AMCS lists Squid, Calamari and Cuttlefish as BETTER CHOICE, and SASAP has accredited is SUSTAINABLE.