Conservation Body Sets Krill Catch Limits, Establishes Protected Areas

December 5, 2011

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has agreed upon a framework for securing sustainable krill harvesting and conservation in the Southern Ocean.

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has agreed upon a framework for securing sustainable krill harvesting and conservation in the Southern Ocean, reports krill ingredient supplier Aker BioMarine (Oslo, Norway). The news comes from a recent CCAMLR meeting held in Australia.

Krill catch limits for 2011–2012 were set for 5.61 million tons, a continuation of last season’s limit, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. Protected areas were also established.

Aker BioMarine states that the current krill harvest is just 2.3% of the allowable limit.