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Squid/Octopus

 
Report Date: Wednesday, March 01, 2017
 
 
 

This report focuses on catch volumes of different species of cephalopods in the EU, Argentina and Peru. We also inform on fishing bans, prices, inventories, markets, imports and exports of the species in the index.

INDEX

 
1. EUROPE
1.1 European Union - Squid, cuttlefish, shortfin squid and octopus
 
2. 2. SOUTH AMERICA
2.1 Argentina – Squid
2.2 Peru -  Jumbo flying squid
 

 

1. EUROPE

1.1 European Union

Squid, shortfin squid, cuttlefish and octopus

Spain

Supplies of frozen cephalopods dropped by 42% on Mercabarna in January. Drops have affected all the species. The most important drops in percentages were registered in dirty giant squid, clean giant squid in block and frozen Boston squid. Fresh cephalopods declined by 8% and affected all species except for raw octopus that registered a rise. The most significant drop was reported by cooked octopus and baby squid.

On Mercamadrid, supplies of frozen cephalopods increased in the case of frozen baby squid, frozen giant squid and fresh shortfin squid rings in January. Those of the rest of species registered a drop. The most important drops in percentages were registered in fresh giant squid and frozen shortfin squid.

Table 1: Supplies of cephalopods in Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

January 2017

December 2016

Frozen

Boston squid

30,430

41,777

-27

California squid

65,211

89,526

-27

Indian squid

65,211

89,526

-27

National squid

173,894

238,732

-27

Patagonian squid

99,990

137,266

-27

Squids fried in butter

18,916

38,667

-51

Small squid

3,749

3,133

20

Clean cuttlefish

30,897

18,784

64

Dirty cuttlefish

7,724

4,696

64

Galician octopus

73,732

158,050

-53

Thai octopus

31,600

67,736

-53

Shortfin squid

2,014

5,070

-60

Fresh

Shortfin squid rings

2,010

436

361

Squid

170,517

204,785

-17

Small squid

53,958

57,400

-6

Giant squid

8,190

20,735

-61

Cooked octopus

38,011

72,237

-47

Large octopus

12,672

24,078

-47

Medium-sized octopus

12,672

24,078

-47

General total

901,398

1,296,712

-30

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

Volumes landed at French ports during January declined in the case of squid and cuttlefish. The main ports were Boulogne/Mer with 223 tonnes, Port en Bessin with 136 tonnes, Les Sables D'olonne with 119 tonnes and La Turballe with 106 tonnes.

Table 2: Volumes landed on French nacional markets

Species

Volume 2016/2017 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

January

December

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Squid

541,614

725,354

-25

542

110

392

Cuttlefish

355,842

394,496

-10

356

1

-

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

Volumes landed at Italian ports in January increased in the case of cuttlefish and shortfin squid. Those of the rest of species registered a drop. The most important in percentages decline was that in giant squid. The main ports were Ancona, San Benedetto del Tronto, Aci Trezza and Civitavecchia.

Table 3: Volumes landed at Italian ports

Species

Volume 2016/2017 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

January

December

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Squid

8,936

9,003

-1

9

8

7

Bobtail

1,088

1,649

-34

1

1

-17

Giant squid

2,032

5,145

-61

2

3

-33

Shortfin squid

7,204

7,003

3

7

10

-27

Octopus

6,543

7,964

-18

7

7

-7

Horned octopus

14,319

16,271

-12

14

17

-18

Cuttlefish

28,128

21,602

30

28

31

-9

 Source: ISMEA (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare)

Prices

Spain

On frozen cephalopod origin markets, prices remained steady according to known supplies.

Table 4: Exwarehouse Spain prices of frozen cephalopods,
February 2017

Species

Size

€/kg

Squid (Loligo vulgaris)

GG 35/UP

8.50

Squid (Loligo vulgaris)

G 31/34

8.30

Squid (Loligo vulgaris)

M 26/30

8.00

Squid (Loligo vulgaris)

P 21/25

4.50

Squid (Loligo vulgaris)

2-P 16/20

4.30

Squid (Loligo vulgaris)

3-P 11/15

4.20

Patagonian squid (Loligo patagonico)

10/12 cm

5.50

Patagonian squid (Loligo patagonico)

22/27 cm

5.70

IQF clean cuttlefish (Seppia Oficinialis)

500-1000 gr.

4.90

IQF clean cuttlefish (Seppia Oficinialis)

250-500 gr.

4.30

IQF clean cuttlefish (Seppia Oficinialis)

145-200 gr.

4.20

Dirty cuttlefish (Seppia Oficinialis)

G 250/400

5.20

Dirty cuttlefish (Seppia Oficinialis)

M 190/250

5.00

Dirty cuttlefish (Seppia Oficinialis)

P 140/190

4.35

Dirty cuttlefish (Seppia Oficinialis)

2P 100/140

3.95

Dirty cuttlefish (Seppia Oficinialis)

3P 70/100

3.00

Octopus (Octopus vulgaris)

T-1  4000/+

9.20

Octopus (Octopus vulgaris)

T-2  3000/4500

8.10

Octopus (Octopus vulgaris)

T-3  2000/3000

7.90

Octopus (Octopus vulgaris)

T-4  1500/2000

7.30

Octopus (Octopus vulgaris)

T-5  1200/1500

7.10

Giant squid tentacles (Dosidicus Gigas)

2/3 pc/kg

1.15

Giant squid tentacles (Dosidicus Gigas)

> 3 pc/kg

1.25

Giant squid tentacles (Dosidicus Gigas)

> 350 gr.

1.80

Squid tubes (Todarodes Pacificus)

U -5

2.20

Squid tubes (Todarodes Pacificus)

U -7

2.30

Squid rings (Todarodes Pacificus)

3 / 7 cm

2.60

Dirty shortfin squid tube

18/22 cm

3.20

Dirty shortfin squid tube

22/25 cm

3.10

Dirty shortfin squid tube

+25 cm

3.00

Whole Argentine shortfin squid (Illex argentinus)

12/18 cm

1.40

Whole Argentine shortfin squid (Illex argentinus)

16/18 cm

1.60

Whole Argentine shortfin squid (Illex argentinus)

18/22 cm

1.80

Whole Argentine shortfin squid (Illex argentinus)

22/25 cm

2.00

Shortfin squid wings, beak-on (Illex Argentinus)

 

1.80

Squid rings (Illex Argentinus)

M

2.40/3.00

Source: FIS.com

On Mercabarna, prices of most species increased. Variations in frozen species were not significant. The most important variation was the drop in Boston squid. Prices of all fresh species increased due to a drop in supplies, except for squid strips that reported a drop. The most important increases were those in baby squid and cooked octopus.

On the wholesale market of Mercamadrid, prices of frozen species remained stable. As regards fresh cephalopods, there was a rise in fresh octopus and fresh squid due to a drop in supplies. Those of the rest of species remained the same.

Table 5: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid,
December 2016 – January 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

January 2017

December 2016

Frozen

Boston squid

4.51

4.51

0

Californian squid

3.01

3.01

0

Indian squid

4.51

4.51

0

National squid

6.80

6.80

0

Patagonian squid

3.50

3.50

0

Squids fried in butter

3.01

3.01

0

Small squid

5.71

5.71

0

Clean cuttlefish

5.11

5.11

0

Dirty cuttlefish

4.06

4.06

0

Galician octopus

8.41

8.41

0

Thai octopus

5.41

5.41

0

Shortfin squid

2.70

2.70

0

Fresh

Shortfin squid rings

3.01

3.01

0

Squid

10.02

9.82

2

Small squid

8.50

8.50

0

Giant squid

5.11

5.11

0

Cooked octopus

22.50

20.63

9

Large octopus

11.92

11.38

5

Medium-sized octopus

8.50

7.88

8

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

In January, prices of squid and cuttlefish increased at first sales French markets due to the drop in supplies.

Table 6: Average prices at French ports,
December 2016 -  January 2017, in EUR/kg

Species

January

December

% of variation

Squid

6.00

5.96

1

Cuttlefish

4.35

4.06

7

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

On Italian first-sale markets, in January, prices of shortfin squid declined and those of the rest of species increased.

Table 7: Average prices at Italian ports,
December 2016 -  January 2017, in EUR/kg

Product

January

December

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Squid

11.46

13.64

10.27

12.26

12

11

Bobtail

4.48

5.22

3.79

4.49

18

16

Giant squid

19.36

22.37

17.67

19.87

10

13

Shortfin squid

5.15

6.54

5.25

6.78

-2

-4

Octopus

5.96

9.11

5.04

7.95

18

15

Horned octopus

3.96

6.28

3.59

5.35

11

17

Cuttlefish

9.14

11.67

7.64

9.96

20

17

 Source: ISMEA (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare)

Markets

Table 8: Imports of frozen cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis,
Rossia macrosoma
) and bobtail (Sepiola spp.) in the EU,
January-November 2016/2015

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Morocco

24,955

16,810

3.77

4.74

Senegal

3,698

3,470

3.17

3.89

Mauritania

2,402

3,191

2.89

3.29

Tunisia

2,825

2,187

5.62

5.42

Spain

3,416

1,570

4.30

3.90

China

3,180

1,005

4.91

2.58

Ghana

1,359

1,527

3.60

3.04

United Kingdom

1,428

150

4.01

3.32

India

540

759

4.04

3.46

Netherlands

882

230

6.37

5.49

Portugal

780

227

4.65

3.76

France

774

191

4.58

3.04

Turkey

605

314

3.95

4.09

Belgium

385

265

4.28

6.68

Vietnam

310

244

5.40

4.30

Gambia

188

300

5.24

4.87

Indonesia

131

149

4.04

3.73

Italy

206

62

5.40

4.12

Ivory coast

146

120

4.82

4.42

Guinea Bissau

10

127

2.02

2.03

Ireland

135

 

4.66

 

Denmark

93

16

4.45

4.59

Thailand

32

76

6.01

7.46

Oman

27

74

3.61

3.96

Greece

44

53

5.60

6.15

Mozambique

41

51

2.54

2.94

Germany

51

36

6.12

6.32

Slovenia

66

 

3.98

 

Malaysia

63

3

3.96

4.96

Pakistan

28

11

3.72

3.57

United States

18

13

4.63

2.70

Other (17)

34

47

4.41

3.16

Total

48,851

33,277

4.02

4.32

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

Table 9: Exports of frozen cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis,
Rossia macrosoma
) and bobtail (Sepiola spp.) in the EU,
January-November 2016/2015

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Italy

5,145

3,458

3.06

2.70

Spain

3,765

4,489

4.36

3.88

Portugal

806

25

3.15

4.26

Ghana

222

376

3.34

2.93

Slovenia

331

60

3.39

3.16

Germany

341

31

3.47

4.60

Greece

177

130

3.61

27.01

France

260

45

5.69

5.48

United States

148

118

5.67

5.17

Tunisia

31

208

4.76

3.45

Vietnam

181

49

3.48

4.98

Croatia

65

108

3.34

3.15

Cyprus

124

39

5.12

4.59

Thailand

82

73

3.55

25.59

Andorra

74

62

5.77

5.50

Switzerland

58

76

5.63

5.06

Angola

41

67

4.55

4.17

Ireland

38

37

4.91

6.63

United Kingdom

43

11

12.30

8.16

Belgium

35

14

5.36

7.43

Norway

12

32

4.93

3.14

Bulgaria

35

0

3.57

3.90

Luxembourg

23

9

7.34

5.32

Romania

30

1

4.64

4.70

Austria

25

5

6.51

6.20

Netherlands

20

9

4.99

5.83

China

 

29

 

2.93

Gibraltar

13

16

6.36

5.43

Denmark

19

10

4.75

7.14

South Korea

25

 

5.12

 

Lebanon

23

1

7.79

5.78

Other (59)

166

97

6.27

5.02

Total

12,357

9,682

3.78

3.97

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

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2. SOUTH AMERICA

2.1 Argentina

Volumes landed by jiggers are good if we consider the campaign started on 18 January 2017. Figures through 9 February reported 18,739 tonnes, according to the National Fishery Undersecretary. However, volumes outside the Exclusive Economic Zone were low.

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2.2 Peru

The current volumes of jumbo giant squid had not been registered since 2015.

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By Juan Murias

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