Qrill Aqua blog

The QRILL Aqua blog

Read how krill can benefit aquaculture.

How to beat the shrimp blues with krill

Numerous consumer studies, and surveys of processors and importers, including two separate independent reports on US and UK buying attitudes conducted in January 2018, supported by AKBM, show that color is a key factor for consumers, when buying shrimps.  

New study shows potential future of aquaculture feed

With both fish meal and fish oil suffering from price issues, along with concerns over sustainability, the search for suitable aquaculture feed ingredients to replace them is constant. A new study shows that the amount of fish meal can be reduced, if krill meal is added to feed, with growth performance actually improving.  

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.

The diet of farmed fish naturally corresponds with their health and end quality

What farmed fish are fed naturally corresponds with their health, robustness, and end quality. Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) has numerous benefits which are scientifically well-documented.

When end customer experience matters

All fish farmers wish to ensure high quality products. This is not only of great value for private customers, but also the restaurant industry  especially those serving raw fish.

QRILL Aqua - the ingredient

In Aker BioMarine we strive to make sure that our ingredients are of the finest quality available. We openly share our knowledge and experience with our partners to help ensure their success.

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. Get a glimpse into how we make our QRILL ingredients through the words and insight of Viggo Brevik, former Factory Manager and now Fleet Production Director in Aker BioMarine.

Harvesting krill for QRILL Aqua

All QRILL Aqua products origin from the pristine waters of the Antarctic. We treat the wildlife with respect, and make sure that our operations are adhering to strict standards. Get a glimpse into the krill fishery of Aker BioMarine.


Do you want to do studies on krill?

Aker BioMarine would like to support academic institutions and companies who want to conduct quality investigations of krill material in Open Innovation projects. To further leverage our unique resource and a skilled team of 17 scientists, we welcome Open Innovation partners to expand the knowledge and amount of research on our krill products. Our scientific team is available to offer advice to interested partners on all aspects of research and product development with the aim to ensure the highest quality and efficiency of future investigations and innovations.


QRILL Aqua product areas

For salmonoids

For salmonids, QRILL Aqua is proven to improve feed uptake and speed up growth. The fish becomes healthier and fillet quality is much better. There’s a reason the world’s most successful salmon farming companies raise their salmon on feed made with QRILL Aqua.

For Shrimp

For shrimp, QRILL Aqua and Astaxanthin Oil is proven to increase feed uptake resulting in faster growing, healthier, and tastier shrimp that look great. Whether your shrimp farming goal is to speed up growth, improve health, and enhance the final product’s taste — or maximize uptake during the starter feed stage — there is a tried and tested QRILL product.

Marine Fish

for fish

QRILL Aqua is used to enhance feed uptake and growth performance of many marine fish species, such as sea bass or sea bream. The world’s most successful marine fish farming companies rely on feed made with QRILL Aqua.