If you've ever wondered just what it looks like to go fishing for Humboldt squid, here's one view--a video by Philip Friedman, shot off Long Beach:

Of course, it's a bit different fishing for Humboldt squid in Mexico, where the boats are considerably smaller and the fishermen use hand lines instead of rod and reel. Here's scientist Dr. Rosa with a squid caught in the Mexican style--check out all that thick coiled line at his feet!

And it's probably different yet again in the waters off South America, but I've never been on a Chilean fishing boat. Someday, perhaps!