WHO WE ARE
We are a biotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company,
dedicated to improving human and planetary health.
Aker BioMarine was created because of our strong belief in the positive health effects of krill. More than a decade later, our business continues to grow because we take care of the ecosystem we harvest in. 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.
PREVENTION OF LIFESTYLE DISEASES
The unique phospholipid-bound omega-3s in krill can help reduce the risk of several lifestyle diseases, including heart and brain-related issues. Aker BioMarine has taken on a global challenge to raise awareness about the importance of omega-3s. In 2020, 1,6 billion doses of Superba Krill were sold worldwide, improving the health of millions of people.
BETTER RESOURCE UTILIZATION
By 2050 there will be 10 billion people on this planet, which means we need to significantly increase our food production. In 2020, Aker BioMarine’s krill products contributed to the production of an estimated 410 million extra servings of fish. Krill’s high nutritional value, its positive growth effects and the active influence it can have on the health of fish will prove invaluable as the demands on food production continue to increase.
PROMOTING INDUSTRY RESPONSIBILITY
Ensuring the wellbeing of the krill biomass and the Antarctic ecosystem is our top priority. We are committed to being a force for good in Antarctic management through best practices, precautionary actions, and contributions to science and monitoring. We will continue to work actively to protect ecosystems, reduce our industrial footprint, and contribute to future healthy and sustainable nutrition systems. That is why we have introduced and committed to new and ambitious sustainability goals towards 2030.
ANTARCTIC ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Believing in the importance of sharing best practices and promoting industry responsibility, Aker BioMarine co-founded the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK) in 2010. The global industry association was developed to promote research for the sustainable harvest of Antarctic krill and to generate scientific data from harvesting operations in order to facilitate better management of the krill fishery. The association now has eight member companies from Norway, Chile, China and South Korea. In addition, in 2015, we established the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR), together with industry partners, to promote and facilitate research on the Antarctic ecosystem.
IMPROVING HUMAN AND PLANETARY HEALTH
Aker BioMarine is a biotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, dedicated to improving human and planetary health. Aker BioMarine’s fully transparent value chain stretches from sustainable krill harvesting in pristine Antarctic waters through its Montevideo logistics hub, Houston production plant, and to customers around the world.