The Aker BioMarine Story

Aker BioMarine is a vertically integrated krill ingredient supplier. It harvests krill in Antarctica, the cleanest place on Earth, virtually free of contaminants and environmental pollutants. Here you will see our operations, from sea to shelf—from our eco-friendly harvesting methods to our gentle processing to our R&D analysis. Our ingredient brand, Superba™, contains phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids intended for human consumption. Superba™ Krill is concentrated, resulting in smaller pills and no reflux.

Aker BioMarine Boasts Krill Oil’s Beneficial Composition

Aker BioMarine’s Chief Scientist, Nils Hoem, explains why krill should be considered more fish than fish oil. There has been ongoing comparison between krill oil and fish oil over the years, but they are very different ingredients – with the only common denominator being that they both delivery omega-3s. More similar in nature are krill oil and fish like the wild Atlantic salmon, which both deliver omega-3s in a mixture of phospholipids and triglycerides.

Krill fishery offers opportunity to "get it right," sustainability expert says

The krill fishery offers a “last opportunity to get it right,” according to fisheries expert Dr Rudolfo Werner of Argentina. Dr. Werner is a scientific advisor to a newly formed non-profit called the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR). The fund was formed with the cooperated of Aker BioMarine, the world largest krill harvester, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Norway), which in the past has worked with Aker on sustainability concerns and the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC).

How Krill is Regulated by CCAMLR

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) was established by international convention in 1982 with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life. This was in response to increasing commercial interest in Antarctic krill resources, a keystone component of the Antarctic ecosystem.

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Prominent healthcare professionals believe brain and heart disorders resulting from marine omega-3 deficiency are the biggest health challenges we face. While most consumers know they need more omega-3s, 40% find it difficult to address their needs using some of the traditional products on store shelves. Krill contain phospholipids, which efficiently deliver omega-3s throughout the body. Superba™ Krill in particular is a naturally clean source of marine omega-3 EPA and DHA, and the presence of astaxanthin helps keep these fatty acids fresh and stable. In fact, because it is environmentally clean in its original form, no purification or distillation is required. Finally, Superba™ is the ONLY krill brand certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainable and 100% traceable from sea to shelf—with the GPS coordinates to prove it. In this narrated slideshow, Christopher Speed, a registered dietitian and founder of OmegaWellness, takes you through the public health implications of marine omega-3 deficiency and delivers solutions on how to improve intake levels and clear up some common misconceptions. There is no one-size-fits-all option when it comes to omega-3s – so help consumers find the omega-3 that works for them.


Becky Wright discusses the sustainability credentials behind Superba™ Krill

Becky Wright, communications and marketing manager for Norway-based Aker BioMarine Antarctic, discusses the sustainability credentials behind Superba™ Krill, a 100% traceable ingredient used in omega-3 formulations worldwide. Working in concert with several environmental authorities, Aker BioMarine has spent hundreds of millions of dollars and more than a decade creating the most appropriate infrastructure for the harvest of krill.

Christopher Speed discusses the health relevance of omega-3s

Christopher Speed, registered dietitian and communications director of OmegaWellness, discusses the health relevance of omega-3s from krill in Science-based Nutrition podcast with Steve Lankford. SuperbaT Krill in particular is a naturally pure source of phospholipid omega-3s that is sustainable and 100% traceable from sea to shelf. Because phospholipid omega-3s are more bio-efficient, consumers can take smaller doses and avoid the digestive discomfort common with other fatty acids. Currently, Aker BioMarine is the largest supplier of krill oil to the dietary supplement market globally.

Matts Johansen Discusses the Latest Market Developments

Matts Johansen, COO Aker BioMarine, discusses the omega-3 market during the Vitafoods 2013 show in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to highlighting the latest developments with the company and its flagship ingredient, Superba™ Krill, he also touches on what it means to be a NBT award finalist in two categories – “Environmental Excellence” and “Most Effective Marketing Campaign”. At the NBT awards dinner, held in conjunction with Vitafoods, Aker took home the award for “Most Effective Marketing Campaign”.

Meet Aker BioMarine’s Science Board

Whether it’s understanding nutrition and biochemistry, krill behavior and biology, or clinical research applications for krill oil, the purpose of Aker’s Science Board is to provide comprehensive advice when it comes to the company’s research direction and objectives. At Vitafoods 2013, Philip Calder, Stephen Nicol and Vincenzo Di Marzo each took some time to describe their contributions to the board.

All About Krill

Eric Anderson of Aker BioMarine discusses all there is to know about krill in this Health Quest podcast with Steve Lankford. Superba™ Krill in particular is a naturally pure source of phospholipid omega-3s that is sustainable and 100% traceable from sea to shelf. Because phospholipid omega-3s are more bio-efficient, consumers can take smaller doses and avoid the digestive discomfort common with other fatty acids. Currently, Aker BioMarine is the largest supplier of krill oil to the dietary supplement market globally.

Todd Norton Discusses Krill at the 2012 NBJ Summit

Todd Norton sits down with Todd Runestad of Functional Ingredients magazine to talk about the present and future of the krill market. A rising star in the omega-3 category, krill is enjoying double-digit growth because it offers a better user experience and documented health benefits. For these reasons and more, Mr. Norton remains “bullish” on krill’s future.

Superba Krill , a healthy, pure and sustainable Omega-3 solution

Eric Anderson, Vice President of Global Marketing, at Aker BioMarine, an integrated biotechnology company dedicated to the sustainable harvest of krill and development of krill-derived biotech products joins eHealth Radio and the Health & Nutrition Channels.

Aker Receives Environmental Excellence Award

Matt’s Johansen, COO, Aker BioMarine, sits down with the Kevin Robinson, editorial director of NBT magazine, to discuss how Aker got started and where it is headed in the future. Aker is dedicated to helping its customers build a good story around krill-based omega-3s, with an emphasis on good science and sustainability. Johansen also discusses what lead to the company’s achievement of the Environmental Excellence award from NBT magazine.

WWF’s Nina Jensen Discusses Krill Sustainability

Building a sustainable infrastructure for the harvesting of krill is not an easy task. Presenting at the Vitafoods trade show in Geneva, Switzerland, Nina Jensen of WWF explains what it takes and how Aker is helping achieve substantial conservation results in the Southern Ocean.

A Conversation with Aker’s Matts Johansen about Sustainability

Matts Johansen sits down with NBT editorial director Kevin Robinson to discuss marine sustainability in general and krill harvesting in particular. Johansen stresses that Aker has kept sustainability at the forefront of its operations since day one and will continue to make it a top priority for the future.

Formation of AWR Explained During ‘Sustainable Harmony’ Event at Expo West

Rodolfo Werner of ASOC/Pew discusses the formation of the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR). a first-of-its-kind partnership between key academia, businesses, scientists and NGOs operating in Antarctica. The AWR was established by WWF-Norway, The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) and Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS to help better understand the marine ecosystem in Antarctica and to learn more about krill’s vital role as a keystone species.