20th, Nov, two transportation vessels from Peru fishing area arrived at Zhoushan, unloading 6000 metric tons of giant squid(Dosidcus Gigas) products. Most of the cargoes are giant squid fillet, wings, tentacles, and small part of neck, tails, squid meat pieces. This is first batch of giant squid products landing in 2018 catching season, the landing time was more late than 2017, the end of Oct.
Due to poor giant squid(Dosidcus Gigas) catching situation, price of all giant squid products went up quickly apparently, and owners prefer buyer to biding at high price. However, except giant squid fillet, some giant squid products were sold out quickly.
In Dec., there will be 5 transportation vessels returning with about 30, 000 tons giant squid products. Many buyers have to wait for the second landing.
According to the latest news, around 360 fishing vessels remaining in Peru fishery area, daily output for each vessel is about 1-2 tons. It is estimated that total output is 50,000-60,000 tons, only half of last year, since the beginning of 2018 fishing season.
In Peru, fishing season of giant squid(Dosidcus Gigas) won’t open until Jan., but it was reported that the fishing condition was poor, too, and some of Peruvian giant squid(Dosidcus Gigas) suppliers offered much higher price than that in China.
Obviously, in future year, the demand of giant squid(Dosidcus Gigas) won’t be filled by the total output, the price will be rocket up, and buyers ought to look for substitution.
Following current price for reference:
Giant Squid(Dosidicus Gigas) Products Price Trend