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Montevideo, November 30th 2021 - 12:54 UTC

Tag: Antarctic krill catches

  • Monday, February 20th 2017 - 19:17 UTC

    New 130 meters long krill fishing vessel to operate in Antarctica

    “The ship's operations will be energy efficient, with a bio-refinery capable of processing raw krill material in the Antarctic,” said Webjørn Eikrem

    Aker Bio Marine has signed a contract with Vard shipyard to design and construct a modern krill fishing vessel that will operate in the Antarctic. The ship, which is 130m-long, 23m-wide, will be also equipped with environmentally friendly technologies. The hull of the vessel will be built by Vard's Tulcea, Romania, shipyard.

  • Thursday, April 30th 2015 - 07:29 UTC

    Beware: China announces plan to seven-fold increase Antarctic krill catches

    “We will increase our investment in the Antarctic area in terms of krill fishing,” said Liu Shenli, from China National Agricultural Development Group

    Conservation groups and scientists worry that China’s push to boost its harvest of krill -- a shrimp-like creature used for aquaculture feed and human supplements -- may leave Antarctica’s whales, seals and penguins struggling to survive. China’s leaders say they want a seven-fold increase in krill production, according to a recent report in the state-owned China Daily newspaper.