This Todarodes squid has a big market share and especially caught in Japan, Korea and China in high amounts. The biggest importer is America. They can live up to 1 year, grow up fast and migrate for spawning. A great majority of them spawn in Eastern China waters, the second group spawn in autumn in Kyushu Island and the third and the group with the least amount spawn in spring in Japan. They are catched by hook machines, deep trawls, nets and purse seine.
It is a very delicious squid and sold as especially ring and tube.