Cuttlefish is one the major seafood commodities traded across the borders, globally. Cuttlefish along with squid and octopuses shares 3.8% of world trade of fish and fish products. China, Peru and India are the top three countries in cephalopods export (FAO, 2018). India exported 69183 tonnes of cuttlefish in the frozen form (cuttlefish whole, cuttlefish whole cleaned, cuttlefish fillet, cuttlefish rings) in the year 2017-2018 (MPEDA, 2018) and estimated to produce approximately 40000 tonnes of waste comprises mainly of cuttlebone, skin, and visceral mass. Currently negligible quantity of cuttlefish waste is being utilized for rendering operation. The protein rich paste is being marketed in the name of squid liver paste commercially. The main use of product is as a protein ingredient and as feed attractant in fish feed production.

* The squid or cephalopods processing waste devoid of cuttlebone and squid pen are ground into paste.

* Incubated at optimum conditions for hydrolysis of protein either using endogenous or exogenous enzyme.

* The process produces a thick paste.

* Evaporate the paste in an open kettle under steam heating to reduce the moisture content substantially.

* The paste is added with permitted acids for preserving at room temperature.

* The product is packed drums lined with polythene sheets.

* The shelflife is more than six months.