Krill

Krill

Superba Krill

Scientific Name: Euphausia superba
Catch Location: Southern Ocean
Catch Method: Purse Seine

Lab Analysis:
  Moisture Pct.: 77.79
  Protein Pct.: 13.49
  Total Fat Pct.: 5.52
  Total Ash Pct.: 2.49
  Carbs Pct.: 0.71
  Calories Cal/100g: 107.8


Pacifica Krill

Scientific Name: Euphausia pacifica
Catch Location: Pacific Ocean
Catch Method: Purse Seine

Lab Analysis:
  Moisture Pct.: 80.67
  Protein Pct.: 14.42
  Total Fat Pct.: 1.76
  Total Ash Pct.: 2.36
  Carbs Pct.: 0.79
  Calories Cal/100g: 76.8

YELLOW RATING – GOOD ALTERNATIVE

Superba Krill (Euphausia superba) is a wild caught product in the Southern Ocean and processed in Korea. It is caught from January through August. They are mainly herbivorous, feeding on phytoplankton, but planktonic animals may also form a part of their diet. Due to the immense biomass of this species, Superba krill is believed to be highly sustainable. However, Superba krill are extremely difficult to keep alive in a laboratory setting and much is still unknown regarding their life processes. These are a prolific species with populations spanning across most of the Southern Ocean. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch has issued a “good alternative” rating for Krill.

All krill provided by Bionic Zoo & Aquarium are caught by midwater trawl, pumped onboard using a vacuum and are then immediately placed into their appropriate packaging and blast frozen at sea. Upon completion of freezing, the seafood is transported to either a storage facility or directly to the customer on trucks maintaining 0° F to -10° F, which is the same temperature standard used throughout the entire process from initial freezing to delivery to the customer.

NOT RATED

Pacifica Krill (Euphausia pacifica) is a wild caught product in the northern Pacific Ocean, primarily in the Yellow Sea off the coasts of Japan, Korea and China. It is caught from December through July. Pacifica Krill is pelagic and omnivorous, feeding on phytoplankton and zooplankton. The life cycle of this species is believed to be two years, however adult krill have the unique ability to shrink in size after a molt if food resources are scarce making it difficult to determine their age or an age distribution from a population of animals. Pacifica Krill are a vital organism in the marine food chain and much research is still ongoing. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch has not issued a rating for Pacifica Krill.

All krill provided by Bionic Zoo & Aquarium are caught by midwater trawl, pumped onboard using a vacuum and are then immediately placed into their appropriate packaging and blast frozen at sea. Upon completion of freezing, the seafood is transported to either a storage facility or directly to the customer on trucks maintaining 0° F to -10° F, which is the same temperature standard used throughout the entire process from initial freezing to delivery to the customer.