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A thriving krill stock

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Did you know that krill forms one of the biggest biomasses in the world, and reproduces at an exceptionally high rate?

The krill biomass was surveyed by CCAMLR in 2019 and estimated to be ca 63 million metric tonnes - a few million tonnes more than at the survey in year 2000. Recent scientific study, published in 2023, has confirmed the significant concentration of krill in the vicinity of the Antarctic Peninsula. The study, published in ICES Journal of Marine Science, consist of ten years of monitoring data done by The Institute of Marine Research - and confirms big surplus of krill and a precautionary krill fishery in Antarctica.

The sustainable management of the krill fishery contributes to maintaining the health and balance of this ecosystem. The krill fishery is closely regulated by CCAMLR and today, there is probably no other fishery in the world that takes out less of the estimated biomass: the allowable catch is less than 1 % of the biomass and the actual catch is about 0,5-0,6%. Read more about the conservation measures on Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)s website.

Sustainability, transparency, and responsibility are characteristics of our company governance and way of operating. To us, it makes no sense to take something out of the ocean to improve our health, if it simultaneously compromises the health of the ocean. Read more about Aker BioMarine sustainability efforts here.