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Aker BioMarine is a bitotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, dedicated to improving human and planetary health. We develop krill-based ingredients for nutraceutical, aquaculture, and animal feed applications. We are a part of the Norwegian Aker group. This is where we came from and made us who we are.

Our core business consists of harvesting, production, sales and marketing of krill products to other businesses worldwide. We have a fully transparent value chain that stretches from sustainable krill harvesting in pristine Antarctic waters through our Montevideo logistics hub, and all the way to customers around the world.



To us, ensuring the well-being of the krill biomass and contributing towards a thriving Antarctic ecosystem are among our core priorities. Before we even started fishing for krill has ensured that sustainability has been a priority every step of the way; from developing eco-friendly technology and endorsing sustainable fishing practices to facilitating research on the Antarctic Ecosystem. To us, it makes no sense to take something out of the ocean to improve health, if it simultaneously compromises the health of the ocean.

Our QRILL products to the aqua industry is highly functional and enhances our partners’ feeds. Onboard our custom-built vessels, krill meal are immediately produced after the krill has been brought onboard. This method ensures optimal product quality. Read more about QRILL Aqua products here.



Watch the film below to learn more about our heritage:


Read more about krill, sustainability and company information in selected articles below 

The story of a true fisherman

Aker BioMarine is harvesting krill in the wilderness of Antarctica. Here fishermen are operating in tough conditions while experiencing beautiful nature and fishery offered by the sea. Former captain, Frank Grebstad, takes a look back at his time on our vessels, Saga Sea and Antarctic Sea.  

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Antarctic krill - A sustainable protein source for fish and shrimp

Krill is an important source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and feed attractants which makes it a great ingredient in feeds for fish and shrimp. 

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How we're making QRILL Aqua

All QRILL Aqua products origin from the pristine waters of Antarctica. Krill is harvested with our ECO-Harvesting technology that protects the environment from by-catch, and is processed on-board our vessels to ensure that our customers benefit from fresh and high-quality ingredients. 

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