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Aker further upgrades krill fleet with new support vessel

By Hank Schultz

Norwegian krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine has announced the launch of yet another new vessel, in this case a supply ship that supports the company’s three harvesting vessels operating in Antarctic waters.

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Aker writes new chapter in krill story casting it as choline source

By Hank Schultz

The new research about krill’s choline bolsters the latest iteration of this story, said Nils Hoem, PhD, Aker’s chief scientist. Choline is a natural constituent of krill oil as part of its phospholipid makeup as a part of the molecule phosphatidylcholine.

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Aker brings more NGOs into fold to bolster sustainability message

By Hank Schultz

Krill harvester Aker BioMarine has turned up the heat on its sustainability messaging by cooperating with Pew Charitable Trusts, an organization that has long been supportive of a cautious approach to the harvesting of krill in Antarctica.

Naturexit: French player ends its krill processing presence. © iStock

Botanicals giant kills krill JV

By Shane STARLING

French herbals giant Naturex has quit a joint venture with krill major Aker Biomarine stating the move is part of its strategy to “concentrate on our core businesses”.

Richard Henfrey, chief operating officer Blackmores

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Blackmores: We wanted to see krill sustainability with our own eyes

By Hank Schultz

Blackmores, the leading supplement brand in Australia, has taken the unusual step of sending a company representative on a two week-long trip to verify the sustainability practices of Aker BioMarine, the world’s largest harvester of krill used to supply...

Aker's krill trawler, Saga Sea. Backed by MSC. Photo: Bjørn Krafft

Krill sustainability backed in 18 month review

By Shane STARLING

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has backed the sustainability of Norwegian firm Aker Biomarine’s Antarctic krill fishing activities, with improved scores.

Asian krill boom drives krill joint venture

Asian krill boom drives krill joint venture

By Shane Starling

Australian, Japanese, South Korean, Taiwanese and other Asian consumers are driving rising demand in omega-3 source krill to levels that have prompted Norwegian krill supplier, Rimfrost, to ink a production-boosting joint venture.

Fisheries certifier earns top marks

Fisheries certifier earns top marks

By Hank Schultz

The Marine Stewardship Council, a group that certifies the sustainability of oceanic fisheries including some that supply omega-3s, has again earned the designation as the most rigorous of certifying organization.

Friends of the Sea backs old and new krill players

Friends of the Sea backs old and new krill players

By Shane Starling

Sustainable seafood NGO Friends of the Sea (FOS) has backed the oldest and biggest krill oil supplier, Canadian krill player Neptune Technologies and Bioressources, along with the newest player in the omega-3 sub-sector, Norwegian firm, Rimfrost.

Krill growth is forecast to match or exceed the rest of the omega-3 sector at 10%+

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Krill set for continued omega-3 stardom

By Shane Starling

The nascent but rapidly growing krill sector is set to match or exceed 10+% point growth forecast for the entire omega-3 sector, even as public awareness remains relatively low and sustainability questions – justified or otherwise – refuse to go away.

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WWF on krill: "World’s largest under-exploited fishery"

By Shane Starling

Krill provides only a small link in the omega-3 supply chain, but the sustainability of the Antarctic fishery is regularly brought under the spotlight, often unfairly says the WWF.

Industry requests Whole Foods krill ban answers

Industry requests Whole Foods krill ban answers

By Shane Starling

International omega-3 group GOED has written to Whole Foods asking for further details about why the retailer has pulled krill oil supplements from its shelves, while providing it with additional information about the krill fishery management.

Making a krilling

Making a krilling

The tiny crustaceans best known as whale fodder are making a splash as a nutrient-rich marine-sourced alternative to fish and algae in the omega-3 market. Tina Sampalis, PhD, chief science officer at leading krill player, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources,...

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