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Posted 18 August 2003 - 07:25 PM

:blink: Hi there all , Just wondering if any one has ever heard of squid farming in enclosed structers in the sea. I have been trying to find out some information about this. If anyone has any information they would like to share please email me. :angry:
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Posted 19 August 2003 - 08:28 AM

Hi Spud,

You didn't leave an email address for people to email u!

I know squid can be kept in captivity (i.e. fish tanks) but it is not easy. I have never heard about the ocean net/cage scenario.

I can't see why you couldn't keep them in nets/cages. Issues you would need to consider might include:

- whether the squid you are interested in are territorial? are they happy to live in large numbers in a confined space?
- do the squid in question like to hover in one spot or like to swim long distances? this will have an impact on the size of the cage.
- would it be commercially viable? why would you bother when you can just catch them out of the ocean?
- what level of canibalism will occur? can you ensure the squid size is relatively even so that there is less temptation for them to eat each other?
- what food would you feed them?

Let us know what your research reveals,

Regards, Glen :angry: :angry: :angry:
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