FIRST MSC-CERTIFIED KRILL SUPPLIER
Ingredients that carry the blue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) label have demonstrated that they come from a fishery that meets the most stringent sustainability standards. Fisheries and manufacturers that are MSC certified are audited by independent, third-party evaluators. MSC certification guarantees that the marine resources are harvested using sustainable methods and that all products are traceable throughout the supply chain.
Aker BioMarine was the first krill fishery to receive the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification in 2010, and received a re-certification in 2015 and 2020 for another five years. MSC is the highest renowned sustainability certification available. It scored highest in a comparison of wild-capture fisheries certification schemes initiated by WWF, independently carried out by Accenture in 2012.
ONLY REDUCTION FISHERY TO RECEIVE AN «A» RATING
The Antarctic krill fishery has for the fourth year in a row received an “A” ranking from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership for having a biomass that is deemed to be in very good condition.
At Aker BioMarine we are known for our proprietary Eco-Harvesting technology, which reduces by-catch to near-zero.
The Eco-Harvesting technology employs a continuous mid-water trawl system that is guarded by a fine mesh net, which prevents anything larger than krill from entering. Underwater cameras monitor the system. Rather than having a trawl to get the catch on board, a conveyor hose is attached to the end of the net, which remains underwater throughout the entire operation. A continuous stream of water flows through the hose, bringing the live krill directly into the ship, while minimizing by-catch.
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