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The Fishing News
00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9abb0000 with Steve JunkerEach week during saltwater fishing season Steve Junker checks in with the folks at On the Water magazine and others to find out who's catching what where around the Cape and Islands—and how they're doing it. 00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9abc0000For a detailed weekly Fishing Forecast, check out On the Water.00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9abb0001

Tracking the Squid Population Isn't Easy

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Spring and early summer brings the fishery for squid to our local waters. Boats from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and elsewhere target squid with small mesh trawls, meaning nets towed behind fishing boats. There's also a weir fishery in Nantucket Sound.

Owen Nichols, Director of Marine Fisheries Research at the Center for Coastal Studies, joins Steve Junker to talk about the squid fishery, why it's difficult for scientists to assess, and the efforts to use the weir fisheries off Chatham to create a long-term data set tracking squid occurrence. Give it a listen.