Illex squid - Argentina
The alligator that led us to the squid
What do a Louisiana alligator farmer, the Boston Seafood Show and Kaoshiung, Taiwan have in common? At the Boston Seafood Show in the 1980s, a chance meeting with an Alligator farmer based in Louisiana put us in touch with an Illex squid distributing family located in Kaoshiung, Taiwan.
Specializing in the Argentine Illex and the Peruvian-Chilean Gigas, we’re able to access some of the highest quality large squid species through our South American supplier. Sea-frozen for optimal freshness, they’re shipped back to Kaoshiung, Taiwan, where they’re re-packed and exported worldwide. The Alligator farmer has since retired, but our 20-year ties with the squid producers remains strong to this day.