Moonlighting: Squid are caught at night; the fishing boats in photo
above were at work off of the Pacific Grove shoreline. Drawing of
market squid by Bambi Edlund. Photo by Darrell Robinson
Once Monterey stopped canning sardines in the 1960s, it quickly earned another moniker: “Calamari Capital of the World.” Yet, today, as part of a fast-food nation that prefers fish sticks to squid tubes, we seem to have lost our connection with the 10-armed cephalopod the rest of the world craves.
Bright lights will again illuminate our bay at night when the season opens in April, bringing local boats out in force to lure market squid from the depths, much as they did when the fishery began in the 1860s. Squid is still the second largest (counted in tons) … Read More