Giant squid potentially worth a fortune tossed overboard

A fishing crew off the west coast of Tasmania potentially throws away a fortune after tossing a giant squid close to three metres long back into the sea. As far as bycatch goes, this one was a whopper — a giant squid hauled in by the crew of the Empress Pearl off the west coast of Tasmania.  The South East Trawl Fishing Association reported the squid was estimated to be close to three metres long and weighed up to 100 kilograms. According to the association, not only was the squid enormous, it was also potentially worth a lot of money. >click to read<11:00

One Response to Giant squid potentially worth a fortune tossed overboard

  1. Margaret Tober says:

    We caught a 5.5m with deeded tentacles 8m weighed 250kg giant squid off Portland Vic in very good condition the best the aquarium could offer was $1000 we donated it to the Museum and it was dissected in the foyer a lot of much needed research came from that dissection

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