SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - EuropeUS edition

News > Suppliers

Read more breaking news

 

 

WWF backs krill fishery as new data and better harvest methods surface

By Shane Starling from Oslo, Norway , 04-Apr-2012
Last updated on 08-Apr-2012 at 03:41 GMT2012-04-08T03:41:32Z

The human touch is not threatening the Antarctic krill fishery, says WWF Norway
The human touch is not threatening the Antarctic krill fishery, says WWF Norway
Loading the player...

The fact phospholipid-rich food and feed source krill are sourced in the Antarctic has brought a level of scrutiny few fisheries have had to face.

While NGOs like Greenpeace remain ideologically opposed to any kind of Antarctic commercial fishing activity, others like the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have backed a fishery that to date has never caught more than a third of an established 620,000-tonne upper limit.

Karoline Andaur, head of the marine programme at the World Wildlife Fund Norway, said the fishery was one of the world’s best managed, a position she said was not compromised by the fact the WWF receives funding from the biggest fish in the Antarctic krill pool – Aker Biomarine.

 “So we get economic funding every year that goes to the WWF Norway in general to make sure that we have the capacity and resources to work with Aker Biomarine in the best way possible to make sure they fulfill their commitments and targets which we have made through our partnership,” Andaur said.

“Our partnership agreement isn’t worth anything if we don’t work to real measurements to improve the fisheries.”

She said new data was demonstrating the ongoing sustainability of the fishery, information that would be sent to retailers like Whole Foods in the US who in 2010 removed krill products from its shelves over sustainability concerns.

Shane Starling’s visit to Norway was funded by Aker Biomarine.  

Related products

FiE 2015: Our best bits

FiE 2015: Our best bits

Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last...

New tech on EFSA’s horizon: Crowdsourcing and cyber assistants

New tech on EFSA’s horizon: Crowdsourcing and cyber assistants

New technology like crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence computers is the future of risk assessment,...

EFSA’s Bernhard Url: Science should reserve one private room for open debate

EFSA’s Bernhard Url: Science should reserve one private room for open debate

Since taking the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) throne last summer, Dr Bernhard Url has become...

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

The town of Nelson will welcome New Zealand's first omega-3 fish oil processing plant...

The taste test: How do you make a probiotic drink taste good?

The taste test: How do you make a probiotic drink taste good?

Probiotic fruit drinks face different challenges to their dairy counterparts - but both face...

African probiotic project reaching 10,000 infants a day

African probiotic project reaching 10,000 infants a day

Professor Gregor Reid

Chair , University of Western Ontario & Human Microbiology and...

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Jason Tetro

Researcher, author, The Germ Guy

Creepy proteins will be hot

New proteins are creeping on trend

Alternative proteins are a “hot area” of interest and products such as sandwich spreads...

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’

Jake Riddle

General manager, Kerry Asia Pacific

Indonesia stakes claim as SE Asia's most important food market

Indonesia stakes claim as SE Asia's most important food market

Indonesia's food industry will continue to grow in importance as its population of around...

Food manufacturers must encourage healthy choices

Food manufacturers’ role in delivering ‘a fitter future’

Food and drink manufacturers must do more to encourage consumers to make healthy choices...

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Craig Simpson

EU food law expert , Steptoe & Johnson

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Vegetable ingredients may boost the nutritional content of beverages: but when it comes to...

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Vegetable ingredients are winning favor with consumers who value them as a healthy part...

Marketing to the ‘elderly'

Marketing to the ‘elderly’: Overcoming the taboo of getting old

There is a need for public health strategies and products to address Europe's rapidly...

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The Healthy Marketing Team tells us what NOT to do when marketing a healthy...

Top snacking trends

Top snacking trends revealed as UK leads innovation

Health and indulgence are key trends shaping the snack market as the UK leads...

Protein could give endurance athletes an extra edge, says Arla Foods

Protein could give products for endurance athletes an extra edge, says Arla Foods Ingredients

A new fast absorbing protein from Arla Foods Ingredients could help crack open the...

IPA chief: "Regulators are starting to turn the corner on probiotics"

IPA chief: "Regulators are starting to turn the corner on probiotics"

A new-look International Probiotics Association is creating dialogue with key regulators around the world,...