Each year, the release says, the SFP releases a Reduction Fisheries Sustainability Overview which analyzes reduction fishery stocks worldwide. The 2019 report found that 3% of the total catch volume of the reduction fisheries in the analysis comes from stocks classified as “very good condition.” That 3% corresponds to Antarctic Southern Ocean Krill, as it has in the previous four editions of this report.
Related: Aker BioMarine Releases Annual Report, Announces Patent Approval 7 Highlights from the Sustainable Food Summit Aker BioMarine Completes Consumer Survey Regarding Packaging and ClaimsThe SFP 2019 reduction fisheries report looked at 26 reduction fishery stocks worldwide and showed that 88 percent of the catch comes from fisheries that are “reasonably well-managed.” It also identified an increase of 2 percent in the volume of fish from fisheries that are considered “poorly managed.” For the full SFP report, read here.
Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker, said in the press release: “With a growing population, it has never been more important to make healthy food and nutrients available while also keeping our planet’s ecosystem healthy. 70% of the planet is covered by oceans, but only 2% of the food consumption and 0.5% of FDA-approved pharmaceuticals comes from the oceans. As a unique and diverse system, the ocean plays a critical role in the world’s future. And with a recent global shift away from meat, we are helping to save the footprint from food production on land.”