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(SFGate)   California ends squid season four months early after fishermen harvest the maximum haul, 118,000 tons, in November   (sfgate.com) divider line 47
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2012-12-08 12:54:14 PM
Calamari for everyone!
 
2012-12-08 01:31:39 PM
They must have inked a lucrative deal.
 
2012-12-08 02:15:01 PM
No squidding?
 
2012-12-08 02:44:51 PM
/akbar
 
2012-12-08 02:45:06 PM
Damn global warming.
 
2012-12-08 02:47:58 PM
Hell. I like watching the squid boats at night.
 
2012-12-08 02:48:37 PM

lordjupiter: /akbar


IT'S A SNACK
 
2012-12-08 02:54:18 PM
Fishermen are also not much affected by the early end to the season. Most will go on to fish for sardines, salmon and other bounties of the Pacific, said Diane Pleschner-Steele, director of the California Wetfish Producers Association, an industry group for squid, sardine, anchovy and mackerel processors and fishermen.


How is that possible? They made the maximum amount of money by law four months early. So everything from that point on is a bonus. It would be a great thing for the crew as long as its commission and not salary they benefit from.
 
2012-12-08 02:54:28 PM
What's got eight arms and kills its girlfriend?

Squid Vicious.
 
2012-12-08 02:55:59 PM
I have an inkling for calamari right now
 
2012-12-08 02:56:20 PM
Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things.
 
2012-12-08 02:57:38 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: No squidding?


Squidding:
v. 'to squid'.by A sexual technique whereby immediately prior to the male's ejaculation the female's parent, boyfriend or other threat enters the room. The male then turns to face the intruder, ejaculating onto them, there creating a distraction and allowing an expedient getaway. From the method by which squid spray ink at predators to ease escape.
 
2012-12-08 02:57:47 PM
Spare a couple squid, guv'?
 
2012-12-08 03:00:55 PM
www.fandompost.com
 
2012-12-08 03:01:30 PM
Unseasonably warm waters, massive increase in low-oxygen waters off California coast, and you get a population boom in lanternfish, one of the few fish that enjoy that environment and are not commercially fished. As a result, you get a population explosion of jumbo squid. That's not a good thing - that population explosion is chewing its way through pretty much everything else at that depth. You're seeing the precursor to a drop in fishing hauls over the next two years or so in other, more desirable fish, because the warm, low-oxygen water can't support those fish. Instead, you'll see this lovely boom in critters we don't eat, and the critters that eat them, even as California's fishing industry suffers for it.
 
2012-12-08 03:01:36 PM
But I watched that documentary "Soylent Green" and it said the oceans were dead.....What gives?
 
2012-12-08 03:01:55 PM
I watched a documentary about commercial fishing the other day. We've pretty much fished ourselves into a corner. We SHOULD only fish x amount to help the fish population recover. The maximum quota that the UN set is 2(x); what we actually fish is 8(x). ( I've forgotten the actual numbers) We've caused several species to go onto the endagered species list.

/ the documentary is called "The End of the Line" and is available to watch on Hulu. It is scary to say the least
 
2012-12-08 03:02:51 PM

Yakk: [www.fandompost.com image 480x290]


I take it from the watering eyes that she discovered the beak?
 
2012-12-08 03:04:32 PM
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JohnnyC: Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things.

 

few years back in San Deigo, there was an earthquake offshore, about a 2-3 on the Richter Scale. I felt it but barely. Couple of hours later, there were hundreds of Humboldts washing up onshore. This poor guy, we tried to rescue. That's me on the far left.

There was a lifeguard there, and he said not to touch them, but if we wanted to try to get him back in the water, we could do so. we did, but he didn't do much. he just barely moved when we got him int he water.

later, there were storeis where oceanographers / marine biologists theorized teh earthquake dicked up the water temperatures (or created an "inversion", i think they said), as i guess Humboldts feed in cold water. Most of them died. pretty sad.

what was pretty cool was how the guy radiated colors. when we got close he started radiating these reddish / orange bands down his body.
 
2012-12-08 03:07:32 PM

JohnnyC: Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things.


So true. I saw a documentary about them and it scared the shiat out of me. I am terrified of deep water anyway, so the odds of me being in the ocean where they live are slim-to-none, but watching how they stalk their prey and how vicious they are is frighteningly fascinating.

Resident Muslim: Damn global warming.


Actually, FTA, the result of the squid population is La Nina, which causes cold water. The squid thrive in cooler temperatures.
 
2012-12-08 03:07:37 PM

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JohnnyC: Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things. 

few years back in San Deigo, there was an earthquake offshore, about a 2-3 on the Richter Scale. I felt it but barely. Couple of hours later, there were hundreds of Humboldts washing up onshore. This poor guy, we tried to rescue. That's me on the far left.

There was a lifeguard there, and he said not to touch them, but if we wanted to try to get him back in the water, we could do so. we did, but he didn't do much. he just barely moved when we got him int he water.

later, there were storeis where oceanographers / marine biologists theorized teh earthquake dicked up the water temperatures (or created an "inversion", i think they said), as i guess Humboldts feed in cold water. Most of them died. pretty sad.

what was pretty cool was how the guy radiated colors. when we got close he started radiating these reddish / orange bands down his body.


You're right that was a Dick move.
 
2012-12-08 03:09:48 PM

FormlessOne: Unseasonably warm waters, massive increase in low-oxygen waters off California coast, and you get a population boom in lanternfish, one of the few fish that enjoy that environment and are not commercially fished. As a result, you get a population explosion of jumbo squid. That's not a good thing - that population explosion is chewing its way through pretty much everything else at that depth. You're seeing the precursor to a drop in fishing hauls over the next two years or so in other, more desirable fish, because the warm, low-oxygen water can't support those fish. Instead, you'll see this lovely boom in critters we don't eat, and the critters that eat them, even as California's fishing industry suffers for it.


You know how I know you didn't read TFA?
 
2012-12-08 03:14:27 PM
Dungeness crab, the second-biggest fishery - which is currently frozen by a labor strike - brings in half that.


Nooooooooooooo!
 
2012-12-08 03:20:04 PM

Anastacya: JohnnyC: Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things.

So true. I saw a documentary about them and it scared the shiat out of me. I am terrified of deep water anyway, so the odds of me being in the ocean where they live are slim-to-none, but watching how they stalk their prey and how vicious they are is frighteningly fascinating.


I find them more frightening than sharks. Yes, sharks are obviously dangerous, but squid seem to 'think' more than sharks do and by way of that become far scarier. I'm no fan of deep water either (especially ocean water)... There isn't much in the waters of Michigan that is actually dangerous, but I'm still not comfortable in water that I can't see/touch the bottom of.

rickythepenguin: what was pretty cool was how the guy radiated colors. when we got close he started radiating these reddish / orange bands down his body.


That was the "if I could, I would drag you under and drown you, and then eat chunks of you" color pattern. You were trying to save it and it just wanted to kill you. Haha!
 
2012-12-08 03:27:37 PM

jasnotron: But I watched that documentary "Soylent Green" and it said the oceans were dead.....What gives?


Farking hell, now I want some saltines.
 
2012-12-08 03:35:31 PM
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-08 03:37:22 PM
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just 'cause it's a fun pic.
 
2012-12-08 03:41:18 PM

Anastacya: JohnnyC: Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things.

So true. I saw a documentary about them and it scared the shiat out of me. I am terrified of deep water anyway, so the odds of me being in the ocean where they live are slim-to-none, but watching how they stalk their prey and how vicious they are is frighteningly fascinating.

Resident Muslim: Damn global warming.

Actually, FTA, the result of the squid population is La Nina, which causes cold water. The squid thrive in cooler temperatures.


Everything is global warming to the CAGW crowd.
 
2012-12-08 03:45:57 PM

Anastacya: So true. I saw a documentary about them and it scared the shiat out of me.


I saw a different documentary which said they really aren't that bad except when fishermen are busy slaughtering them. That does tend to upset them a bit. If you're just diving nearby, hanging out, they might come over to say hello but they aren't likely to hurt you.
 
2012-12-08 03:52:24 PM
One person on the internet represents the entirety of climatologists.

This is what deniers actually believe.
 
2012-12-08 04:05:06 PM
As an environmentalist I know that squid populations have been booming world wide due to over-fishing of the fish that prey on their eggs, young, and the squid themselves. This well before global warming came to the public's attention.

So I say eat the yummy f*ck*rs! Extend the fishing season! Flood the stores with cheap squid for Christmas! (Well, that's not very realistic. For AFTER Christmas. When you need something cheap and disgusting to get you through Valentine's Day and the credit card bills.) Squid. I love them. On my side plate.

Save a lamb, eat a squid! Or save a squid, eat a lamb! They're both delicious, especially if a Greek cook, deep-frying, lemon and olive oil are involved somewhere in the process.

Here's a sad commentary on the state of the world since the Great American Recession was exported to Europe: mediterranean poor people can no longer afford to eat the Mediterranean diet, one of the best in the world. They have to eat more junk food. I feel for the Greeks who aren't able to cheat on their taxes because they don't have any income and can't live in London. Google can point out the swimming pools and tennis courts to the tax man, but if you can't afford a nice gigot d'agneau for Sunday dinner, my liberal heart goes out to you.

Have you tried roast shipping magnate? They are very well marbled. Of all the Greeks, they are the second best well-marbled, and the other well-marbled Greeks are in Rich Country Museums.

See how I did that? You expected me to go one way and I went off on a complete tangent. Shows what you conservatives know. You don't know what I think. You barely know how to think, let alone how to follow a devious mind like mine.
 
2012-12-08 04:05:13 PM

Shakin_Haitian: One person on the internet represents the entirety of climatologists.

This is what deniers actually believe.


You know, Consensus isn't really an excepted scientific instrument.

Consensus can lead to biased conclusions.

/ just sayin'
 
2012-12-08 04:10:19 PM

iheartscotch: Shakin_Haitian: One person on the internet represents the entirety of climatologists.

This is what deniers actually believe.

You know, Consensus isn't really an excepted scientific instrument.

Consensus can lead to biased conclusions.

/ just sayin'


It's crazy that these hundreds of thousands of scientists are all coming to the same conclusion based on absolutely no data at all, isn't it?
 
2012-12-08 04:13:25 PM

FormlessOne: Unseasonably warm waters, massive increase in low-oxygen waters off California coast, and you get a population boom in lanternfish, one of the few fish that enjoy that environment and are not commercially fished. As a result, you get a population explosion of jumbo squid. That's not a good thing - that population explosion is chewing its way through pretty much everything else at that depth. You're seeing the precursor to a drop in fishing hauls over the next two years or so in other, more desirable fish, because the warm, low-oxygen water can't support those fish. Instead, you'll see this lovely boom in critters we don't eat, and the critters that eat them, even as California's fishing industry suffers for it.


I'll bet you're a real hit at parties...
 
2012-12-08 04:17:43 PM

JohnnyC: Humboldt squid are freakin' scary things.


When Heyerdall took his raft Kon Tiki across the Pacific, they navigated right across the area the Humboldt squids lived in. He wrote that when they were fishing at night, the squids would be attracted by the light and swarm around the raft. Any fish they caught would be torn apart within seconds by the squids, and if they caught one of them, they fought so much it was too dangerous to bring them up on the raft. He figured a man would last less than a minute in the water with so many big hungry squid swimming around. 

Also, in a book I have on the Indianapolis sinking, several survivors reported seeing squids grab swimmers and drag them under.
 
2012-12-08 04:23:25 PM

Shakin_Haitian: iheartscotch: Shakin_Haitian: One person on the internet represents the entirety of climatologists.

This is what deniers actually believe.

You know, Consensus isn't really an excepted scientific instrument.

Consensus can lead to biased conclusions.

/ just sayin'

It's crazy that these hundreds of thousands of scientists are all coming to the same conclusion based on absolutely no data at all, isn't it?


There are hundreds of thousands of qualified climatologists? I didn't realize that weather science was such a popular major.

I'm just saying that consensus for the sake of consensus is not science. Statistical data looses meaning if you don't look at the whole picture.

For example: I have seen a chart running around here that covers 9 years and shows no temperature variance. That is just as inttelectually dishonest as the charts from the 80's onward showing a constant increase. The best climate charts show thousands of years; only if you look at all of that data can you draw meaningful conclusions.
 
2012-12-08 04:23:25 PM
Having gone Alaskan halibut fishing and watching the fishermen catch way over their limit, then proceed to clean them at sea to discard the evidence, and then watch them lie to the federal agent about how many they caught (who looked at them with a look that can only be described as "you're lying"), then proceed to mumble about her being a biatch as she walks away; yeah, I do not believe government regulations stand a chance against the ignorance that is the modern day fisherman.

Squid though, seem like an incredible avenue of consumption to expand into.
 
2012-12-08 04:48:29 PM
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Banded Piglet Squid.
 
2012-12-08 04:58:22 PM
So is this an official "metric ass-ton" of squid?
 
2012-12-08 05:02:54 PM
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2012-12-08 05:07:43 PM
So 236 million pounds of squid is 72 million dollars by the article . And you guys complain about cop math.
 
2012-12-08 05:41:31 PM
I say eat them... I look forward to new recipes for squid...
 
2012-12-08 05:50:40 PM

Bronzemom: So 236 million pounds of squid is 72 million dollars by the article . And you guys complain about cop math.


~33 cents a lb? at wholesale? Probably.

iheartscotch: I watched a documentary about commercial fishing the other day. We've pretty much fished ourselves into a corner. We SHOULD only fish x amount to help the fish population recover. The maximum quota that the UN set is 2(x); what we actually fish is 8(x). ( I've forgotten the actual numbers) We've caused several species to go onto the endagered species list.

/ the documentary is called "The End of the Line" and is available to watch on Hulu. It is scary to say the least


Yep. The US actually does a pretty good job overall of sustainability (Alaska in particular). Most other countries? Not so much.
 
2012-12-08 09:13:34 PM
Fished these out of Monterey one season...small, fascinating, tenacious little farkers....not a good harvest year, plus being constantly harassed and ripped off by the local Italian fisherman/buyers got old real quick....cool sad sack story bro.

/had a sea lion buddy that would hang out at the delivery dock to eat dropouts....he was incredibly large and protected his territory with violence and intimidation
 
2012-12-09 09:12:01 AM
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
 
2012-12-09 10:17:23 AM
The squid are more fans of cold water, the real kicker here isn't specifically global warming but a combination of factors that has lead to massive dead zones in the oceans which Humboldt excel at. Typically the lack of oxygen at that depth is a hindrance to critters, but less so to Humboldt for some reason (was vague years ago when I checked, maybe more could be had) but my general position is that they are hugely over populated and really squid in general, sure cut that haul off, but Humboldt they should be pretty much limitless. They live in a post oceanic dead space. It would be like having a limit on the number of zombies you can kill in zombieland.
 
2012-12-09 12:54:23 PM

rickythepenguin: . This poor guy, we tried to rescue. That's me on the far left.


If you didn't already have TF I'd give you a sub for that.
/Likes squid
//And other cephalopods
///no I don't eat sentient creatures, and cephalopods have the intelligence level of a higher primate, or a human toddler.
 
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