ABOUT MSC

Certified as sustainable on 15th June 2010.

Cleanmarine® Krill Oil was the first Omega 3 Oil in Europe to be awarded MSC Certification.

MSC Certificate    The MSC was set up in 1996 by WWF and Unilever. The MSC has two standards, for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability. Fisheries and seafood businesses voluntarily seek certification against the relevant standards, which meet the world's best practice guidelines for certification and ecolabelling.

    A significant investment in people, research and technology has been made to ensure the future of the krill fishery. There is a constant collaboration with regulatory and environmental authorities and stakeholders such as the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF- Norway).
   

   In order to achieve MSC certification, we had to provide evidence of the impact of the fishing operations, the bespoke harvesting system to prove its zero bycatch, as well as map when and where natural predators eat krill.


  Nina Jensen, CEO of WWF Norway said: “To be MSC certified, a robust management system must be in place, the impacts on the ecosystem must be minimal and the target species has to be in a good condition’.

“As part of its environmental commitment Aker BioMarine has made a significant effort to reach out to the rest of the industry to communicate the importance of sustainability. Aker BioMarine also partners with various scientific entities to carry out important Antarctic ecosystem research. When buying krill oil, we encourage retailers and consumers to ensue that they products they buy and sell are certified by a credible independent third party, such as the MSC.”

Camiel Derichs, Regional Director at the Marine Stewardship Council said: “The Aker BioMarine Antarctic krill fishery has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to ensuring the sustainability of its fishing practices. Its precautionary approach to catch levels, investments in science and actions to reduce bycatch mean that it is now one of the best performing fisheries in the MSC program. Passing reassessment with no conditions or reconditions is testament to this.”

MSC Certificate