Like so many others we are concerned with sourcing our supplements by sustainable methods, and as such we partner with AkerBioMarine to produce our Krill Oil.
AkerBioMarine’s krill harvesting operations are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainable. MSC is the world's leading certification and eco-labelling program for sustainable seafood and marine ingredients. They also actively engage with regulatory authorities, NGOs and environmental researchers in different krill programs and other activities to promote a long-term sustainable krill industry.
The current annual sustainable harvesting quota for krill is 9% of the total estimated biomass (60 million metric tons) in Area 48 where Aker BioMarine and others are licensed to harvest. However, out of abundant caution the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has set an even lower precautionary quota on the annual krill harvest of only 620,000 tons, or 1% of the total estimated biomass in the designated catch area. The actual current catch in the Southern Ocean is less than 250,000 tons per year—or 0.35% of the biomass. These catch limits are under CCAMLR’s constant supervision and are regularly reassessed and updated if necessary.
To read more about AkerBioMarine’s commitment to the sustainable harvest of krill please click on the following link: http://superbakrill.com/our-commitment.