South Antarctic Krill Players

Competition or Cooperation??
SWOT Analysis 2007- 2008. 

 

 

Capture and processing data was collected from all actual South Antarctic operators in order to asses this fishery, capture and processing potential for season 2007~2008 9and further). As installed processing capacity shows only the theoretical values, in some cases not even proven, data is strictly preliminary. There is a substantial increase on installed processing capacity compared to previous seasons. On meals, Norwegian Aker shows larger installed capacity being followed by the USA operation Top Ocean, although the latter has been finally tied up. Whole frozen krill processing capacity remains in the hands of Asian operators although Polish operation has a say on this market niche, and more to come from them if their joint venture association discussion proceed. Ukrainian and USA operations are the only ones capable to support frozen and/or canned meats layouts, although both show strong signs that their operation will be discontinued. Japanese operation has some meat processing but not as what previous two operators can achieve. Regarding onboard oil processing, Norwegian Aker leads although Ukrainians showed that some oil could be produced using simple processing techniques. The total installed capacity may yield up to 80 000 ton of whole round krill (raw and boiled), 20 000 tons dried meal, 1 500 tons of meats (canned and/or frozen) and some oil (around 60 tons) for an equivalent catch of 226 000 tons of raw krill needed to achieve such end-production volumes. No matter this capture volumes; it is lower to what was requested to CCAMLR. SWOT and relevant milestones for each operators was analyzed whereas there are more Pro’s than Con’s on the final production target and more Con’s than Pro’s on company working policies and business models.


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