MRAG have been providing observers for AKER BioMarine vessels operating in Area 48 since 2006. The vessel fishes for krill using new technology which continuously pump live krill onboard which are then processed.

The role of the observer is to collect data on target and bycatch species as well as monitor interactions with birds and marine mammals. Reports and data are provided to CCAMLR which provides information to the Scientific Committee so the likely impacts on the environment can be assessed.

Name of Client

Aker BioMarine ASA

Start Date

Project Value

456 000 GBP

Country

Southern Ocean