According to a new study, soon to be published in the journal Plos One, due to the ecological and commercial importance of these cephalopods, this fact could have enormous impact on the marine environment and coastal economies.
"Squid are at the center of the ocean ecosystem—nearly all animals are eating or eaten by squid," explains Aran Mooney, WHOI biologist and co-author of the study.
"So if anything happens to these guys, it has repercussions down the food chain and up the food chain," adds the expert.
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Govt plans to limit Pacific bluefin tuna catch Japan
The Japanese Government intends to reduce the catch of immature Pacific bluefin tuna and prevent overfishing of the high-priced fish by implementing common regulations internationally, out of criteria currently adopted independently by Japan.