SOUTHERN CALAMARI (Sepioteuthis australis)
This perennial crowd pleaser is an ideal party or dinner guest. Soft buttery flesh characterised by fresh earthy flavours lends itself to a variety of dishes from the traditional to the exotic.
Typically found in clear water dominated by seagrass and rocky substrates, key producing regions include Lower Yorke, Fleurieu and Eyre Peninsula.
Traditionally, this species demonstrates strong annual availability. New season squid congregate inshore to spawn with the number of harvesting regions peaking in May and June. The fast growth rate and short life cycle of this species ensures strong production however water quality can cause fluctuations in availability.