In 2011/12, 12 vessels from five Members fished for krill in Area 48 and the total catch of krill was 161085 t (Subarea 48.1: 75630 t; Subarea 48.2: 29040 t; Subarea 48.3: 56415 t). The largest catch of krill by small-scale management unit was taken in ‘South Georgia East’ in Subarea 48.3 with a total catch of 50218 t.
So far this season (2012/13), 11 vessels from Chile, China, Korea, Norway and Ukraine have fished for krill in Area 48. The total catch reported to the end of May 2013 was 151161 t, 86% of which was taken from Subarea 48.1. At the time of preparing this report, the cumulative catch in Subarea 48.1 was 146474 t (94% of catch limit 155000 t) and that subarea was closed on 14 June 2013.
Six Members (19 vessels) submitted notifications to fish for krill in Subareas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4 in 2013/14. The total notified, expected level of krill catches is 545000 t. There were no notifications for exploratory fisheries for krill.