New York Times Article Looks at Krill Fishing Sustainability

March 28, 2012

A recent New York Times article on the sustainability of Antarctic krill is the latest indication that the krill omega-3 market has grown to significance.

A recent New York Times article on the sustainability of Antarctic krill is the latest indication that the krill omega-3 market has grown to significance. In her article, Susan Moran discusses the current state of the krill fishing industry and its relationship to a growing market for omega-3 ingredients, with insight from krill researchers, climate change scientists, and krill ingredient suppliers.

“I’m not worried at current levels of the fishing effort,” said biological oceanographer Deborah K. Steinberg in an interview with the New York Times. “But I do worry about the future if the industry really starts to take off. We have to keep a close eye on it.”

The article covers the efforts employed by krill ingredients supplier Aker BioMarine (Oslo, Norway) to monitor its own fishing levels, including ongoing relationships with the Marine Stewardship Council and WWF-Norway.