Largest Diamondback Squid Caught in Maldives on April 28

Photo : Fisheries Ministry on Twitter

The largest diamondback squid ever caught in Maldives has been caught on April 28 2019 by Mohamed Jaleel. He was a trainee in the diamondback squid fishing training held by Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture.

The squid weighed 19.5 kgs. It was sold to MIFCO at a rate of MVR 180 per kg at a total of MVR 3,510. He caught the squid just outside of Hulhumale waters. Previously, two other fishermen had caught 12.2 kg and 11.3 kg squids.

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Diamondback squid fishing is part of the government’s first 100 day pledges in order to introduce new types of fishing in Maldives. Under this pledge, the government has issued 7 out of the total 10 sets of equipment needed for diamondback squid fishing.

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