Committed to Sustaining Our Natural Resources
Science-based Management System
Utilizing a science-based harvest management system of Great Salt Lake we are able to ensure a reliable supply. We are committed to the sustainability of our natural resources through dedicated conservation and responsible harvest management. Over 20 years ago, the State of Utah, in partnership with the Artemia industry, implemented a science-based management system aimed at optimizing the Artemia population and cyst production, resulting in a sustainable and stable supply of quality Artemia cysts from Great Salt Lake.
Utah’s Great Salt Lake brine shrimp fishery has officially achieved the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainable wild fishery certification, making it the first inland fishery in the United States to earn this prestigious certification*.
The MSC certification process is rigorous and requires fisheries to meet strict standards for sustainable fishing practices, environmental impact, and management. Great Salt Lake brine shrimp fishery underwent a thorough 8-month assessment by an independent, third-party certifier and was found to meet MSC’s criteria for environmentally sustainability fishing practices. Press Release | MSC Certificate
Great Salt Lake Artemia is dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources through responsible harvesting.
We work closely with local governments, scientists, and conservation groups to ensure a stable Artemia supply while making sure all the lake’s wildlife continues to thrive and grow.