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Aker BioMarine has received an ‘A’ rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership for the fifth year in a row.
Aker BioMarine (Oslo, Norway) has received an ‘A’ rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership for the fifth year in a row. This means that krill fishery is in “very good condition.” Only 3% of the total catch volume of the reduction fisheries come from stocks classified as “very good condition” says the 2019 report. This percentage corresponds to a single fishery: Antarctic krill- Atlantic Southern Ocean. Unfortunately, the percentage of total catch volume from stocks considered “reasonably well-managed” decreased by 3% to 88%, and the percentage of stock from fisheries classified at “poorly managed” increased by 2% to 12%.
“With a growing population, it has never been more important to make healthy food and nutrients available while also keeping our planet’s ecosystem healthy,” said Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine, in a press release. “70% of the planet is covered by oceans, but only 2% of the food consumption and 0.5% of FDA approved pharmaceuticals comes from the oceans. As a unique and diverse system, the ocean plays a critical role in the world’s future. And with a recent global shift away from meat, we are helping to save the footprint from food production on land.”
“The important work of SFP leaves no doubt that we need a new kind of leadership at sea. We know that we need to harvest the oceans more. But we need to do so in a much more sustainable way,” added Runa Haug Khoury, Aker’s director of sustainability.