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KRILL IS SUSTAINABLE

A low impact on the Antarctic ecosystem

Krill is one of the most abundant species on earth and it is continuously growing. We aim to keep it that way. The sustainability of the krill fishery and the Antarctic Eco-system is our top priority to ensure minimal impact on the marine species who live there.

“Either we do it in a sustainable way, or we don't do it at all.”

Matts Johansen

CEO, Aker BioMarine

COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

We strive for high quality, sustainably harvested krill, that can meet the needs of the future

In Aker BioMarine we are committed to sustainability and improved outcomes for our planet. That’s why we’re working so hard to create a high quality protein that can change the way the world’s consumers get their protein—a necessary nutrient. 

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

AION ensure circularity of our waste streams

Aker BioMarine’s commitment to find solutions for global environmental challenges applies to all areas of the value chain, including waste streams. AION by Aker BioMarine is a circularity company that re-use materials and recycles waste into new products, supporting our zero waste vision.

SUSTAINABLE FISHING

The world’s most sustainable reduction fishery

The Aker BioMarine krill fishery in Antarctica is the only reduction fishery to receive an A-rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership for being particularly well-managed. Our eco-harvesting technology allows for minimal contact with other species and we harvest less than 1% of the Antarctic krill biomass per year.

All of Aker BioMarine’s products are MSC and Friends of the Sea Certified Sustainable and we keep improving the process. When you choose krill protein from INVI™, you help protect our oceans and their ecosystems.

BIOMASS IN GOOD CONDITION

CCAMLR

Antarctic krill is harvested from the world's largest biomass, which is continuously growing. The Antarctic Krill Fishery is managed and regulated by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). It operates only within a small area of the Southern Ocean, called Area 48. Within this area, the CAMMLR has set a catch quota of 1% of the total biomass which makes it one of the most precautionary in the world. Currently, the annual krill catch is < 1% of the unexploited krill biomass, which is estimated to be 62.6 million tonnes in the commercial fishing region, Area 48. This is below the precautionary catch limit of 5.6 million tonnes set by CCAMLR. The management of the fishery is very stable, as the consensus of 28 nations is needed to change any of the fishery regulations in the Antarctic.

CERTIFICATIONS

Stringent Sustainability Standards

The first MSC-certified krill supplier

MSC certification guarantees that the marine resources are harvested using sustainable methods and that all products are traceable throughout the supply chain.

 

Eco-Harvesting

Aker Biomarine has developed and patented Eco-Harvesting technology. This innovative technique helps us to harvest krill in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way by reducing the risk of by-catch of other species to almost zero.

 

'A' Rating Fishery

For the fifth year in a row, the Aker BioMarine Antarctic krill fishery received an “A” rating for its well-managed fishery from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP).

 

AWR Partners

Aker BioMarine partnered with the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) and WWF-Norway in 2015 to establish a new research fund. Research on the ecosystem in which we fish is essential to our business, our customers, the scientific community and environmental-protection organizations.