THE POWER OF
Krill is one of our planet’s largest biomasses. This tiny crustacean, present in all oceans, holds a vital position in the marine food chain. Through millions of years of evolution, krill’s bioactive components and molecules have sustained Nature’s diverse species.
Here at Aker BioMarine, we develop krill-based ingredients, rich in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, for nutraceutical, aquaculture, and animal feed applications.
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In a world where just 3 percent of the population has adequate levels of omega-3, krill provides an easy means with which to reach optimal levels of EPA and DHA. Adequate omega-3 intake is considered important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle that can help prevent non-communicable diseases. Krill is a unique omega-3 option that offers many health benefits, plus it is 100 percent traceable, certified sustainable and comes from the pristine waters in the Southern Ocean. It offers health benefits for the heart, joints, skin, brain and much more.
Sustainable and transparent
The Antarctic krill fishery is one of the world’s most sustainable fisheries. It is also notable for minimal by-catches, fully transparent operations, and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, the highest standard for sustainable fisheries. For six years in a row, the krill fishery has received an “A” rating by the Sustainable Fishery Partnership as the only reduction fishery in the world with a biomass that is rated “in very good condition."
THIS IS KRILL
- Krill are small crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea, and are found in all the world's oceans. The name krill comes from the Norwegian word krill, meaning "small fry of fish", which is also often attributed to species of fish.
- Krill are considered an important trophic level connection – near the bottom of the food chain – because they feed on phytoplankton and (to a lesser extent) zooplankton, converting these into a form suitable for many larger animals for whom krill makes up the largest part of their diet.
- In the Southern Ocean, one species, the Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, makes up an estimated biomass of around 379 000 000 tonnes, making it among the species with the largest total biomass.
- Of this, over half is eaten by whales, seals, penguins, squid and fish each year, and is replaced by growth and reproduction. Most krill species display large daily vertical migrations, thus providing food for predators near the surface at night and in deeper waters during the day.
WHAT IS KRILL OIL?
Superba Krill™ oil is extracted from the Antarctic krill species Euphausia Superba. Krill are small shrimp-like crustaceans packed full of health promoting long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA), phospholipids, choline and astaxanthin.