Krill

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

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe

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.

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