Krillin’ it: the Antarctic Krill fishmeal fishery

Krill remains one of largest underexploited marine resources in the world. Krills are a group of various zooplankton that generally look like small shrimps. Krill and other zooplankton (free-floating organisms that don’t photosynthesize their own energy) float in the water column and represent a link in the food chain between primary producers (like phytoplankton) and larger animals ranging in size …

Primary production required for fisheries products

My first peer-reviewed article came out a few weeks ago and can be found here, or through my ResearchGate profile here. The article focuses on refining a measure of biotic impact as measured in life cycle assessment. Life cycle assessment attempts to quantify most environmental impacts of a product from ‘cradle-to-grave’. Thus, the greater consideration …

Sources of Fishmeal

In my last post, I discussed the largest source of fishmeal and fish oil globally, reduction fisheries (if you didn’t get a chance to read it, catch up here!). Reduction fisheries have been the primary source of fishmeal and fish oil since at least the late 1950s. In this article I’m going to give an …