Using proprietary technology, Calanus AS has demonstrated that commercial harvesting of the vast biological resource Calanus finmarchicus is feasible.
Based on empirical data developed by Calanus AS, scientific advice from Institute of Marine Research (Norway) and political visions, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has allocated 254 000 tons of Calanus for commercial harvesting. This decision is based on a strict interpretation of the Marine Resource Act and the embedded precautionary approach. The total quota allowed is far less than the proposed scientific advices, and this illustrates the careful approach to this fishery.
Harvesting of Calanus will enter a new era in the coming years, with a commercial fleet utilizing this huge marine resource. New licenses are issued, and it is expected that a proportion of the existing fishing fleet will enter