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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 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.

 

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.  

 

Highest standard certification

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 fourth 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.

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OUR FLEET AND MANUFACTURING PLANT

 
KRILL VESSEL 
Antarctic Endurance

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

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

KRILL VESSEL
ANTARCTIC SEA

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

JUVEL

  • Size: 99.5 m x 16.2 m
  • Built: 2003
  • Converted: 2008
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LA MANCHE

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  • Size: 171 m x 23 m
  • Built: 1983
  • Refitted and renovated: 2009
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NEW SUPPORT VESSEL

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  • Built: expected to be in operation in 2021
MANUFACTURING PLANT
HOUSTON
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  • Superba™ manufacturing plant in Houston, Texas
  • Capacity: 1 200 MT per year
  • Laboratory: Fully equipped QA laboratory

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