Our supply chain stretches from krill harvesting in Antarctic waters through the logistics hub in Montevideo to our krill oil manufacturing facility in Houston.
Our custom-built vessels produce krill meal immediately after the krill has been brought onboard. This method ensures optimal product quality.
Our wholly owned supply and transport vessel La Manche delivers our krill products to Montevideo, Uruguay, with limited interruption of harvesting operations. From our logistics hub in Montevideo, products are transported to Houston for further processing or sold directly to customers around the world.
Because we control the entire supply chain, we can trace each end-product back to a precise harvesting location, as recorded by the GPS system onboard each vessel.
Harvesting of Antarctic krill is closely managed, monitored, and regulated. In fact, we have independent observers stationed onboard our krill harvesting vessels in Antarctic waters.
The observers provide transparent and detailed reporting of catch volumes and vessel positions to the relevant authorities.
In 2010, our krill harvesting operations in Antarctic waters received environmental certification by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the highest standard for sustainable fisheries. This certification was renewed in 2015.
For the fifth year in a row, the Antarctic krill fishery received an “A” rating for its well-managed fishery from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). The independent report states that the fish stocks are listed in “very good condition,” and the Antarctic krill fishery in the Atlantic Southern Ocean is once again singled out as being particularly well-managed.
To us, it makes no sense to take something out of the ocean to improve our health, if it simultaneously compromises the health of the ocean. Ensuring the well-being of the krill biomass and contributing towards a thriving Antarctic ecosystem are among our core priorities.