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Items you’ll need to transport and clean squid include a container big enough to hold five quarts of squid and a sharp knife.

As with other shellfish, squid should be kept covered and cold, but not placed in water. They should also be cleaned within a few days. There are two basic ways of cleaning squid depending on whether the recipe calls for cutlets or strips or the whole mantle or rings.

Detailed directions are available on our squid fishing website.