The Aker BioMarine blog

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Europe's most innovative company continues to bust leadership myths

By Katrin Berntsen, July 12, 2018

Founder of Apple and business icon, Steve Jobs, was famously outspoken. One of his numerous notable quotes was: “I’m as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things.”

TriTalk with Hans Christian Tungesvik

By Aker BioMarine, July 03, 2018


Krill research – like riding a tiger


Aker BioMarine Named Europe’s Most Innovative Company

By Aker BioMarine, May 30, 2018


Our story told in 90 seconds

By Aker BioMarine, May 11, 2018
The story of Aker BioMarine, told by CEO Matts Johansen. See the full video below:


Sustainable Development Goals. Why? What? How?


Do You Feel Trusted, Empowered and Engaged at Work?


Do You Get Enough Omega-3s?


4 tips from Norway's best HR team 


Did you know Marine Protected Areas are part of SDG 14? 

Sometimes we find ourselves in the philosophical corner, and this time the inspiration fairy knocked on our door after a meeting with Greenpeace where the proposals for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) were a topic. 

Can We Increase the Performance of the World’s Toughest Triathletes?


Aker BioMarine, Pure Science Triathlon team and Norseman have pioneered a study that examines the effects of krill oil omega-3s on athletic performance and recovery. 

"Act. Not just observe the conversation." Meet Miranda, our new Marketing Manager  

By Aker BioMarine, March 01, 2018


How every little thing we do matters to keep our ecosystems healthy


To protect our Antarctic fishery, we decided early on to invent a new way to harvest krill.

EAT and Aker BioMarine to promote sustainable aquaculture in Asia-Pacific


We always try to think outside the box, when showing gratitude towards our partners. This year, instead of sending the usual Christmas gift to our customers in Aquaculture we made a donation in their name to EAT

Krill research - a venture into the unknown

By Dr. Nils Hoem - Chief Scientist, February 06, 2018


At the heart of Aker BioMarine’s business, in one way or another, scientific research, development and guidance touch the entire value chain, from catch to product.

How new technology can help diversify your product portfolio

By Aker BioMarine, February 02, 2018

Omega-3 companies are being challenged on how they can help reignite interest and engagement with existing consumers while simultaneously attracting new ones.

Aker BioMarine’s vessel “Juvel” to set sail on research expedition to monitor krill biomass

By Aker BioMarine, January 23, 2018


Since 2011, the Institute of Marine Research has annually conducted Antarctic krill and ecosystem monitoring surveys at South Orkney Islands. 

How to Align Profitability and Sustainability

By Aker BioMarine, January 22, 2018

With sustainability hardwired into its DNA, Aker BioMarine intends to drive the krill business forward in a responsible manner. As the global leader in krill harvesting and krill oil manufacture, the company focuses on the four following areas in order to drive growth and sustainability.

Taking responsibility for our workplace 

 Krill is a keystone species in the Antarctic. Aker BioMarine has always considered it vital to protect the krill biomass as well as the many species that ultimately depend on krill as a food source.

Success in marketing and business starts with teamwork

By Aker BioMarine, December 27, 2017

Last week Trond Atle Smedsrud, EVP Innovation and Marketing at Aker BioMarine were interviewed by the Entrepreneur Podcast Network about marketing management. These are his top five tips for leading a team and finding success in marketing and business:

Can Krill Oil Improve the Performance of Some of the World’s Toughest?

 Scientists from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the National Institutes of Health have launched a comprehensive research study, which will evaluate the effects of krill oil omega-3s on the resilience and performance of students at the U.S. Army Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course and the U.S. Army Ranger Training School.

Houston Plant Awarded With Platinum Safety Partner Award

Commitment to employee safety has been and incremental part of our value chain since we started manufacturing at our Houston plant in late 2015. 

Are You One of the 2% of the Population With Adequate Omega-3 Levels?

Much of the world’s population exhibits low blood levels of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, according to a study published in the May 2016 issue of Progress in Lipid Research.

Why Sustainability is an Essential Act of Self-preservation


How to Foster a Growth Culture Based on Trust, Transparency and Freedom


At Aker BioMarine we believe that trust, transparency and freedom form the foundation for employee engagement. 

Three Percent of Norway’s Young Leadership Top 100 Talent Works at This Company

By Aker BioMarine, November 10, 2017


Three employees from Aker BioMarine have been nominated to the top 100 list for the Young Leadership Talents awards in Norway. 

Making Omega-3s Cool

By Katrin Berntsen, October 31, 2017

Last week we received the Innovation Award in Australia and Best Annual Report Award in Norway. A milestone in our effort to raise awareness on omega-3 deficiency on a global level.

Why Living a Seemingly Healthy Life Might Not Be Enough

“The truth is not always what it seems.”

How to attract, foster and build talent?

By Hege Spaun - HR Manager, October 23, 2017


People are the heart of Aker BioMarine, which is why attracting, fostering, and building talent are key to our success. Bringing together experienced personnel and young staffers, fishermen and millennials, generates innovative and sustainable solutions.


We need more skateboarders in the boardroom

 I want to tell a story, a personal story related to business. Growing up in Norway I used to spend all my time skateboarding. I spent endless hours perfecting tricks on the ramp, trying to get into the right mind-set to pull off new, spectacular and daring moves.

Our goal is to play a role in our customer’s success

Since the beginning, we have sought to be more than just a supplier to our customers. We believe partnership and close collaboration with each of our customers is key to success. 

Antarctic Wildlife Research fund (AWR) announces third grant recipients

The Antarctic Wildlife Research fund (AWR) facilitates and promotes research on the Antarctic ecosystem. Over the past months, the AWR’s Science Advisory Group (SAG) has evaluated eight scientific research proposals, ensuring the projects are in line with the fund's criteria.

Why wiring innovation and entrepreneurship into our DNA matters


Innovation and entrepreneurship have always been integral to Aker BioMarine’s DNA. In recent years, we have expanded our pipeline of exciting science and innovation projects that will drive the krill category forward.

How to work with partners to solve key industry challenges?

By Sigve Nordrum - EVP QRILL Sales, September 11, 2017

Instead of short-term business transations, long-term customer partnerships are important to identify key industry challenges and put our heads together to solve them. 

What are "SDGs" and how to use it as a competitive advantage?

It is extremely important for companies to integrate sustainability in their business model for two reasons:

I’m a human being. And I’m in trouble.


The story of Aker BioMarine in 8 minutes, told by our R&D Director Andreas Berg Storsve.

SDGs at the heart of business


Before the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) there was no exhaustive overview of the different ways a company could contribute to society.

Challenges Accepted


Managing and developing a business such as Aker BioMarine is challenging. But the challenges we are up against to secure health and wellbeing for generations to come are massive.

Innovation award 2017

By Aker BioMarine, June 17, 2016

Aker BioMarine Named Norway’s Most Innovative Business. 

The Aker BioMarine products

For People

Superba Krill oil
A pure, natural source of health promoting Omega-3s. Superba Krill oil is boosting heart, brain, and joint health as well as contributing to a balanced diet. More easily absorbed, because of the unique phospholipid advantage.

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For Aqua - Culture

Increase aquaculture efficiency with nutrient-rich feed ingredients made from Antarctic krill. Faster growth and enhanced health and quality of farmed marine species. Our customers boosted their salmon production by an additional 175 million servings in 2016.

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For Pets

A functional ingredient for pet food. Offers great benefits for pets, including healthy organs, joints and fur. Provide natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids, marine proteins and the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin.

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