Forever Fish

Squid
Todarodes pacificus (Japan) Nototodarus gouldi, Nototodarus sloanii (New Zealand) Uroteuthis chinensis (Thailand)

There are more than 300 different species of squid around the world. These molluscs related to octopus and cuttlefish, are characterised by having eight arms with two, usually longer, tentacles and a large, fleshy body (mantle). Squid 'skin' is covered in special cells called chromataphores which enable them to change colour to suit their surroundings. They move through the water using a jet propulsion system - they suck water into their mantle, then expel the water out of a siphon in a strong jet.

In many countries, squid is often marketed using the Italian word 'calamari'. Squid is an excellent source of selenium, and vitamin B6 and B12. It can be stuffed whole or cut into pieces or rings, which are often deep fried and seasoned with pepper or spices, to pep up squid’s mild flavour.

Over 95% of our squid already have sustainable practices applied in the fisheries and M&S will work with the remaining fisheries to improve their sustainablity.

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Fishing methods

M&S Squid
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King prawns and chargrilled calamari with linguine..
Chargrilled calamari
Prawn & calamari salad
Calamari with red peppe
Breaded calamari rings
Calamari with mustard and pepper crumb
Calamari with soy and ginger
Seasoned and seared calamari
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