Fluctuations in the world squid market tells us that
A sharp increase in landings of squid or giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) occurred in Chile in the first 10 months of 2010, over 243 per cent more compared to the same period in 2009 . . . With respect to Argentinian Illex squid (Illex argentinus), if landings during November are confirmed, in the 11 months of 2010 they would have captured 21 per cent more Illex squid than during the same period in 2009. However, the level of catches is far from that of previous years, highlighting the global crisis of cephalopods.
Interesting that catches of Dosidicus (which is not the giant squid, but of course you knew that) are up, at least in Chile, and so's Illex argentinus, not to mention the California market squid--but there's a global crisis of cephalopods? Anyone else heard anything about this?