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    Recent information relevant to squid resources in the Convention Area

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    Document Number:
    SC-CAMLR-XIV/BG/22 Rev. 1
    Delegation of the United Kingdom

    In 1995 there was increased interest in fishing for Martialia hyadesi in waters adjacent to the Convention Area, with a catch in excess of 12,000 tonnes. Recent improvements in processing techniques for this squid also enhance commercial prospects and may promote interest in fishing in Convention waters. Although regulations for fishing of squid in nearby waters provide a useful model framework, management of a Martialia fishery by CCAMLR would require a better understanding of the distribution and demography of the species. The results of recent studies of the ecological niche of Martialia at the Polar Frontal Zone are presented in SC/CAMLR/BG/??.