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Aker Biomarine krill products confirmed as coming from sustainable fishery

  (NORWAY, 3/29/2018)

MSC labelled Aker Biomarine krill products come from a sustainable and well-managed fishery, as confirmed by the surveillance audits conducted every year since its certification in 2010.

The fishery has achieved MSC re-certification in 2015, when its re-assessment showed that Aker BioMarine not only continues to operate to the highest standards of environmental sustainability, it has also improved its practices and knowledge to better manage the fishery.

As a result, subject to strict traceability rules, Aker BioMarine’s krill oil nutraceutical products may continue carrying the MSC ecolabel identifying their origin from a sustainable source.

In 2017 the MSC annual surveillance report from the independent auditors reported that krill catch levels remained low and stable. Fishing is set at very precautionary levels, and a trigger limit prevents the catch from exceeding a certain level.

At present there is a catch limit of 620,000 tonnes for krill; even if all this was taken it would amount of only 1 per cent of the total krill population.

Meanwhile, the 25 governments of Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) that regulate the krill fishery have adopted a precautionary approach to minimize risk and to ensure that the food requirements of dependent predators are not jeopardized by fishing removals.

The best available science from CCAMLR suggests that krill fishing is at such a low level that penguins and marine mammals which also consume krill in large quantities are not negatively impacted by fishing activity.
 
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