​Nototodarus spp.

​Sealord arrow squid is also known as short-finned squid or calamari. The white, bronze or copper coloured squid is caught by trawling between 50 and 300 metres (160 and 1,000 feet) in sub-Antarctic waters.

Dressed New Zealand arrow squid has a clean, white firm flesh. It can be further processed into tubes, rings or strips. It is suitable for all cooking styles and has a delicate shellfish flavour.

Our Squid catch numbers are determined by New Zealand’s Quota Management System, so that fisheries remain sustainable. New Zealand’s commercial fishing industry catches around 30% of the approx. 800 million Squid within our EEZ.


Squid can be delivered:

  • Whole
  • Dressed


Average Length 15-35cm
Average Weight 1.0 - 1.2kg
Availability Jan-May
Sealord Quota 29,925 GWT

Nutrition (Per 100G)

Energy 387kJ
Protein 19g
Fat 1.7g
Cholesterol 173mg
Carbohydrate 0g
-sugars 0g
Sodium 296mg
Potassium 256mg