Antarctic Krill Research

Greenpeace has just launched a new, global campaign calling for the world’s biggest ocean sanctuary to be created in the Antarctic Ocean. Home to an amazing array of sea creatures, including whales, seals and penguins, the Antarctic Ocean is under threat from a warming climate and an expanding commercial krill-fishing industry.

While the main power to create this protected area lies with our governments, the krill industry is lobbying ministers against putting areas of the Antarctic off-limits to their fishing vessels. Krill products, in the form of health supplements, are on the shelves of UK supermarkets, chemists and health shops, but we’re not sure which products are sold where. That’s where you come in.

We need your help with some in-store research, to find out which shops sell which krill products. Your research will give us a good overview of the size and distribution of the UK krill market, and will help us shape this element of our campaign.

Please read this briefing and use this online form to send us the results of your research.