Krill Meal is made from krills which are shrimps like marine invertebrate animal. Krill meal has various uses such as aquarium feed, bait for carp and for production of omega 3 oils. Approximately 200,000 tons of krill meal is transported globally. Though similar to fish meal krill meal has a different chemical property containing a natural stabilizing substance, ethoxyquin, and more fat content.
Since Krill meal is having property of class 4.2 and also not fitting into the criteria set for fish meal under class 4.2 UN 1374 and Class 9 UN 2216 a new UN number was adopted by UN Model Regulations and subsequently added to the latest edition of IMDG Code.
IMDG Code amendment 36-12 lists Krill Meal as UN 3497, KRILL MEAL , 4.2, Packing Group II & III with observation reading “Pink to red meal derived from Krill which is a shrimp-like marine organism. Medium odour, which may affect other sensitive cargo. Liable to self-heating. Naturally rich in anti-oxidants, which lessen the risk of spontaneous heating”