In Japan, Philippines and Russia, krill are also used for human consumption and are known as okiami in Japan. In the Philippines, it is known as "alamang" and it is used to make a salty paste called bagoong.
Krill are also the main prey of baleen whales, including the blue whale.
The total global harvest amounts to 150,000–200,000 tonnes annually, most of this from the Scotia Sea.
Most of the krill catch is used for aquaculture and aquarium feeds, as bait in sport fishing, or in the pharmaceutical industry.
This sea creature enjoyed a resurgence of demand in the 19th century which still holds true today. Its most noticeable external traits were its long hands and small feet' (Archestratus), its bent fingers (Epicharmus) and its dark color (Pliny).
It is very good, albeit somewhat complicated, to eat; simpler for the eventual diner if the cook minces the meat and forms it into cakes, as described in Apicius...
Below is a standard definition for “Use By Date,” but please see the individual pages for specific items to know how long each item may be actually used.
The “Use By Date” is the last day that the manufacturer vouches for the product’s quality.
Here at Eat By Date, we are doing our best to make sure that you, the conscious consumer, are fully informed about the true “shelf life” of the most popular food items.
As we have learned, most food is still edible after these printed expiration dates have passed.
When reviewing the use-by date, or any printed date on a food item in question, you may find it interesting to learn the following facts associated with the shelf life of foods.
Most krill species display large daily vertical migrations, thus providing food for predators near the surface at night and in deeper waters during the day.
Krill are fished commercially in the Southern Ocean and in the waters around Japan.