Profile updated on 30 May 2019

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Euphausia superba

SPECIES NAME(s)

Antarctic krill

Krill presents an extensive distribution but until now no formal stock separation, including genetics, has proven that different stocks exist. Area 48 is considered to be a single management unit (Hønneland et al., 2015a). The map shows the management unit (Area 48) limits. The spatial distribution of the fishery is mainly concentrated in the region of the Bransfield Strait off the Antarctic Peninsula (Subarea 48.1), to the northwest of Coronation Island (Subarea 48.2) and also to the north of South Georgia (Subarea 48.3). Little fishing is undertaken currently in 48.5 or 48.6.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Previous research on the stock status suggested krill biomass to be in good shape and in the range of 37–208 million tonnes, i.e. well above 75% B0 (original biomass before the fishery has started).

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 8

Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

10