May 17, 2024
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Small wetfish to fry: Region at heart of $73M squid industry


A plate with calamari prepared at Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. on Stearns Wharf. Catching the squid that go into the dish is big business in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. (Alex Drysdale photo) Loligo opalescens. The name for this species of squid sounds complicated and jargony. But when called by its common name, calamari, this…


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