- Certifier :
- Lloyds Register (Acoura)
- Certified status :
- Certified since :
- 15 Jun 2010
- Certificate expires :
- 15 Jun 2020
Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans that swarm in dense shoals found particularly in Antarctic waters. They can reach a total length of 62mm.
Krill is estimated to be the most abundant species on Earth by biomass. It plays an essential role in the Antarctic food chain.
Aker Biomarine harvests krill using a specifically developed continuous mid-water/pelagic trawl system, called Eco-Harvesting™. A fine mesh, monitored by underwater cameras, prevents anything larger than krill from entering the system is.
Antarctic krill is one of the best managed species in the world, and one of the most difficult to catch. Aker Biomarine catches less than one-third of 1% of the biomass of krill in Area 48, the main krill fishing ground. Other fisheries catch a little more, but the total catch is limited to below 1% of the total biomass.
Read more about krill fishing in the Antarctic
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