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Squid Jigging Operations in the Southern Ocean

Introduction Cephalopod resources of the Southern Ocean are considered to be distinct from other oceans with high levels of endemism in squids and particularly in the Octopods (Allcock et al., 2001; Collins and Rodhouse, 2006) Loliginid squids, sepiids and sepiolids are reported to be absent in Southern Ocean and all the squids are oceanic pelagic species. Cephalopods play an important role in the ecology of the Southern Ocean and act as a linkage between abundant mesopelagic fishes, crustaceans, sea birds and whales....

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