Antarctica is one of the most extreme, but remarkable, places on Earth. Cold, hostile and uninhabited by humans, it is home to birds and mammals such as penguins, whales and seals – many of which are found nowhere else. The continent is an island, surrounded entirely by the Southern Ocean, which is often covered in ice but is biologically rich in marine life.
Critical to sustaining this unique ecosystem is krill, a small crustacean that is significant to the entire Antarctic food web. While generally not used for human consumption, krill are being caught at an increasing rate to be processed into feed for aquaculture and high value oils for nutritional supplements.
Krill in the Southern Ocean are managed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), a regional fisheries management organization comprised of 25 nations, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, the European Union, China, Norway and Japan.
The Antarctic Krill Conservation Project is an international effort managed by Pew, to secure from CCAMLR an ecosystem-based fisheries management program for krill, which is highly precautionary, scientifically-based and protects the unique environment of the southern polar region. Our primary partner in this campaign is the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.
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The Norwegian Pelagic Fishing Course in Week 2 Norway
This winter's best week for NVG herring, and still a lot of mackerel from the west.
We had the best week of the winter with as much as 31,700 tonnes in the record, where the bes...
The impact of catching half of Pacific saury Japan
The decline in the Pacific saury (Cololabis saira) fishery continues
Last year's national catch of saury or saury decreased by almost 30% from the previous year, reaching a record low for the secon...