China eyes krill fishery – The beginning of the end?

Krill, the final untapped commercial marine resource is now the target of one of the most populous and destructive countries on earth – China.

China is acutely aware of the massive decline in fish as a source of fishmeal for aquaculture and farming and sees krill as an excellent alternative.

If we are to learn from our disastrous management of our fisheries, and assume the same will happen to krill, stringent safeguards need to be put in place now to protect this keystone species.