The Aker BioMarine blog

Read more about krill, research and sustainability.

Texting with Hege Eltoft, Fish Mate on Saga Sea

By Aker BioMarine, March 08, 2021

Aker BioMarine has texted with our first female Fish Mate working onboard Saga Sea, Hege Eltoft. She is one of our though women working at sea. Read more in our text messages to get to know her better:

Texting with Preben Alexander onboard Antarctic Endurance

By Aker BioMarine, September 02, 2020

Aker BioMarine has texted Preben Alexander Jensen, crew member onboard Antarctic Endurance. They are currently harvesting krill outside the coast of South Georgia. Read more in our text message conversion:

What are the Benefits of Omega-3s from Krill Oil?

There is no question that omega-3s play an important role in our health, but most of the world’s population doesn’t get enough. Since many of us do not eat enough of fatty fish, dietary supplementation may be necessary to help bridge the nutritional gap. Fortunately, in today’s market, there is no shortage of options, and that is where krill oil comes in. Krill oil, a marine phospholipid complex of choline and omega-3s, comes with a multitude of benefits.

The interview

By Aker BioMarine, August 04, 2020

Aker BioMarine Named Biotechnology Innovator of the Year in 2020 Business Excellence Award Category

By Aker BioMarine, May 05, 2020

Meet our people: The Fisherman

By Aker BioMarine, May 04, 2020

Bringing together experienced personnel and young staffers, fishermen and millennials, generates innovative and sustainable solutions. 

Aker BioMarine Renews its Friend of the Sea (FoS) Sustainability Certification for Three More Years

Aker BioMarine is excited to announce that Friend of the Sea (FoS) has renewed the company’s sustainability certification for its krill products for three more years. Owning and controlling its entire supply chain, Aker BioMarine’s certification renewal is a result of an audit in 2019 with successful site visits to the company’s headquarters in Oslo, Houston based manufacturing facility, and vessel inspections of the Antarctic Endurance and Saga Sea.

Thomas Wærner wins Iditarod 2020

By Aker BioMarine, March 18, 2020


Norwegian Thomas Wærner (47) today won the legendary Iditarod. The dog race that runs from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska was won by Thomas after fighting for over 9 days in the majestic nature in Alaska, along with his 14 dogs. Thomas is the third Norwegian in history, after Robert Sørlie and Joar Ulsom, to win the world's largest dog race.   

A tough woman with a tough job

By Aker BioMarine, March 08, 2020
Whether at sea, or onshore, in Oslo, Houston, or somewhere in the Southern Ocean, our people define who we are. Their skills and dedication continue to drive us ever forward. 

Meet Christina Denberg, Quality Controller for Aker BioMarine. She is currently on board the Antarctic Endurance, our revolutionary krill vessel that pushes technological boundaries and enables more sustainable operations. Christina gives us a taste of what life is like at sea.

The journey continues: The krill survey team anchors at Scotia Bay to calibrate their equipment


The krill survey around the South Orkney Islands continues

Here’s the latest from the team onboard the ‘Saga Sea’ as they continue their krill survey in the Southern Ocean.

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An insider's look at surveying krill around the South Orkney Islands

The Institute for Marine Research (IMR) in Norway has collaborated for a decade with Aker BioMarine, with a focus on surveying the krill ecosystem around the South Orkney Islands in the Southern Ocean.  This season, the collaboration was enhanced with the addition of Dr. Javier Arata, who serves as the Executive Officer for the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK). Just a few weeks ago, they set out on a mission to survey krill during the Antarctic summer.

A captain's life in Antarctica

By Aker BioMarine, February 03, 2020

Whether at sea, or onshore, in Oslo, Houston, or somewhere in the Southern Ocean, our people define who we are. Their skills and dedication continue to drive us ever forward. 

Collaboration is key for sustainability

By Aker BioMarine, January 23, 2020

The new year is about making former investments succeed, said our CEO Matts Johansen during his interview with IntraFish. He further recalls all the investments that took shape in the past year, which will impact the business positively in 2020.

How are Fisheries Exploring New Technology?

By Aker BioMarine, January 02, 2020


High ranking as Norway’s most innovative

By Aker BioMarine, August 29, 2019


Aker BioMarine lays out sustainability strategy for contentious krill fishery

By Aker BioMarine, August 02, 2019
Last week, Runa Haug Khoury, our Director of Sustainability, was interviewed by
IntraFish about driving sustainability further in the Antarctic region. Read the full int
erview below. 

Life as an Aker BioMarine intern

By Aker BioMarine, August 01, 2019

Meet intern Anna Fournon. She is born in Paris, and a first-year MSc student at Emlyon Business School. As a child, she lived abroad for eight years in Europe and North Africa, and because of that, one of her dreams was to find an internship away from France. And here she is! Since the end of May, she has been working in the marketing department, with the Superba Krill Team.

The Interview: Sigve Nordrum

By Aker BioMarine, July 24, 2019

Sigve Nordrum, EVP Animal Health and Nutrition

I have been working in Aker BioMarine since 2007, with the aquaculture market as my focus. Specializing in sales, but also working with both research and development and marketing, both my educational and work background are anchored in aquaculture. 

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

By Aker BioMarine, May 27, 2019

According to the team at NutraIngredients-USA, not all heroes wear capes. Some of them help drive new standards and policies while filling the knowledge gaps in regards to nutrition, others help drive innovation into new and exciting directions. 

Meet our people - The Ambassador

By Aker BioMarine, May 22, 2019

When doing business in different countries, it is vital to have the local knowledge and language in order to succeed in the countries you are in. 

Aker BioMarine Honouring World Lupus Day

By Aker BioMarine, May 10, 2019

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), better known as Lupus, is a global health problem, affecting an estimated 5 million people worldwide. Lupus doesn’t discriminate, it targets people of all nationalities, races, ethnicity, gender and age.

Join us as we work to build equal opportunities for disabled people

By Aker BioMarine, April 29, 2019

Aker BioMarine, together with 12 other companies, has helped establish The WE
Foundation (Stiftelsen VI), to improve the quality of life for Norwegians with disabilities.

Meet our people: The Scientist

By Aker BioMarine, April 12, 2019

People are at the heart of Aker BioMarine, which is why attracting, fostering, and building talent are key to the company’s success.

Taking the reins

By Marte Dalsegg - Content Manager, March 20, 2019

When most people think of dog mushing grainy images of historic Norwegian explorers, or Alaskan fur coated frontiersmen probably come to mind. But mushing is actually a dynamic, growing sport, which matches the skill, fitness and tenacity of mushers with the awe-inspiring stamina of the canine world’s very own endurance athletes. It is why we’ve chosen to become an active part of the sport and some more than others.

High fives on the high seas

Shaping the future


The story behind the name Antarctic Endurance


Krill industry Antarctic conservation in motion

By Aker BioMarine, December 03, 2018


Say hello to the first real* krill harvesting vessel

5 Customer Care tips you don’t want to miss

Together we can build equal opportunities for disabled people

Aker BioMarine, together with 12 other companies, has helped establish the Stiftelsen-VI, (We Foundation) to improve the quality of life for Norwegians with disabilities.

Sustainability key for performance and profitability

By Aker BioMarine, September 19, 2018


Battling Lupus With Krill

By Aker BioMarine, September 12, 2018


If you are motivated, you can do anything


How do we get our employees to do their best?

By Katrin Berntsen, August 15, 2018

4 tips from Norway's leading HR team

Europe's most innovative company continues to bust leadership myths

TriTalk with Hans Christian Tungesvik


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

Sustainable Development Goals. Why? What? How?


Do you feel trusted, empowered and engaged at work?

Do you get enough omega-3s?

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

Can we increase the performance of the world’s toughest triathletes?


"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

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


How new technology can help diversify your product portfolio

By Aker BioMarine, February 02, 2018

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


How to align profitability and sustainability

Taking responsibility for our workplace 

Success in marketing and business starts with teamwork

Can krill oil improve the performance of the US Rangers?

Houston plant awarded the Platinum Safety Partner Award

Are you one of the 2% with adequate omega-3 levels?

Why sustainability is an essential act of self-preservation


How to foster a growth culture based on trust, transparency and freedom


Three percent of Norway’s Top 100 Young Leadership Talents works at Aker BioMarine

By Aker BioMarine, November 10, 2017

Making Omega-3s Cool

By Katrin Berntsen, October 31, 2017

Why living a seemingly healthy life might not be enough

How to attract, foster and build talent?

By Hege Spaun - HR Manager, October 23, 2017


We need more skateboarders in the boardroom


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

Antarctic Wildlife Research fund (AWR) announces third grant recipients


Why wiring innovation and entrepreneurship into our DNA matters


How to work with partners to solve key industry challenges?

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

How can SDGs be used as a competitive advantage?


The story of Aker BioMarine in 8 minutes


SDGs at the heart of business


Challenges Accepted


Innovation award 2017

By Aker BioMarine, June 17, 2016


The Aker BioMarine products

For People

Superba Krill oil
Aker BioMarine’s Superba Krill Oil is a natural source of essential omega-3s, phospholipids, choline and astaxanthin. The phospholipid-bound EPA and DHA fatty acids found in krill are documented to be a readily absorbable source of important long-chain omega-3s. Superba Krill Oil contributes to a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, supporting heart, brain, and joint health.

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For Aqua - Culture

Aker BioMarine produces nutrient-rich feed ingredients made from Antarctic krill, that help improve aquaculture efficiency. QRILL Aqua is rich in phospholipid-bound omega-3 fatty acids, the antioxidant astaxanthin, proteins and minerals. Previously, QRILL Aqua was known to promote faster growth in fish and shrimp. As we have learned more about the fundamental functions of krill nutrients, krill is also used in feed to improve stress tolerance, health and quality of both fish and shrimp.

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For Pets

Made of whole dried Antarctic krill, QRILL Pet is a functional ingredient for pet food. Products enriched with QRILL Pet provide a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, marine proteins and the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin. QRILL Pet offers a number of benefits for pets, including healthy organs, joints and fur.

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