Tracking squid for clues to ocean health

In the US, when people hear about squid, they might only think of fried calamari. Elsewhere around the world, though, the species is an important staple, a way to earn a living, and a sign of the health of the ocean.

This summer, Homelands Productions’ producer Ruxandra Guidi teamed up with Foreign Policy to produce and host a new podcast: The Catch. The six-episode series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the current state of global fishing by tracking squid—from the waters off the coast of Peru to the processing plants, the supply chain, the restaurants, and finally our plates.

Follow and listen here. Graphic courtesy of Foreign Policy.