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OUR OPERATIONS

FROM CATCH TO PRODUCT

Aker BioMarine is the only krill supplier that controls the entire harvesting and production process.

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.  

FULL TRACEABILITY

Our wholly owned supply and transport vessel Antarctic Provider 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.

 

INDEPENDENT OBSERVERS

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.  
 
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HIGHEST STANDARD CERTIFICATION

In 2020, Aker BioMarine received its third consecutive certification with no conditions from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for its sustainable Antarctic krill fishery following an independent assessment. The company was initially certified in 2010, being the first krill company ever to carry the MSC label. 

For the sixth 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.

OUR FLEET AND
 MANUFACTURING PLANT

KRILL VESSEL

ANTARCTIC ENDURANCE

Featuring Eco-Harvesting®
Size: 129.6 m x 23 m
Built: 2019
Class: DNV GL 1A E0 ICE 1B Fishing Vessel

KRILL VESSEL

SAGA SEA

Featuring Eco-Harvesting®
Size: 92.10 m x 16.50 m
Built: 1975/1999
Converted: 2005
DNV certified: 2005

KRILL VESSEL

ANTARCTIC SEA

Featuring Eco-Harvesting®
Size: 132.23 m x 19.87 m
Built: 1999
Converted: 2009
DNV certified: 2012

SUPPORT VESSEL

LA MANCHE

Size: 171 m x 23 m
Built: 1983
Refitted and renovated: 2009

SUPPORT VESSEL

ANTARCTIC PROVIDER

Size: 167.6 m x 27 m

Built: 2021

DNV certified: 2021

MANUFACTURING PLANT

HOUSTON

Superba™ manufacturing plant in Houston, Texas
Capacity: 1 200 MT per year
Laboratory: Fully equipped QA laboratory

OPEN INNOVATION PROGRAM

AKER BIOMARINE INVITES OPEN INNOVATION PARTNERS

Aker BioMarine appreciates and supports academic institutions and companies who want to conduct quality investigations and study our krill products.

In order to expand the knowledge and amount of research we invite scientists (academic and commercial) to get in touch with Aker BioMarine to receive our commercially available products for free. We are open to information sharing as well as collaborations.