Oslo, Norway—Aker BioMarine has received an ‘A’ rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), meaning its krill fishery is in “very good condition,” according to a press release.
Each year, the release says, the SFP releases a Reduction Fisheries Sustainability Overview which analyzes reduction fishery stocks worldwide. The 2019 report found that 3% of the total catch volume of the reduction fisheries in the analysis comes from stocks classified as “very good condition.” That 3% corresponds to Antarctic Southern Ocean Krill, as it has in the previous four editions of this report.
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The SFP 2019 reduction fisheries report looked at 26 reduction fishery stocks worldwide and showed that 88 percent of the catch comes from fisheries that are “reasonably well-managed.” It also identified an increase of 2 percent in the volume of fish from fisheries that are considered “poorly managed.” For the full SFP report, read here.
Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker, said in the press release: “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. 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.”