Qrill Aqua blog

The QRILL Aqua blog

Read how krill can benefit aquaculture.

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.

Will you attend Aquaculture Europe?

October 7th to 10th, Aquaculture Europe , opens its doors for 3 full days in Berlin. This year the conference will focus on “Our Future Growing from Water” a highly relevant topic with a world-population in constant growth. As a result, we continuously add pressure to our global food systems - leading farms to a ramp up production, in order to keep pace with the growing demand.

Look out for lipids

Adding an ingredient to feed formulations which contains omega-3s may seem like a simple recipe for success. But it really isn’t that easy, as not all omega-3s are equal. So, picking the right one is crucial and can offer a significant competitive advantage.

Our vessel operations

Operating in one of the worlds toughest conditions requires state of the art vessels and a highly dedicated crew. Surrounded by the Antarctic wilderness, breathtaking scenery and being several days away from civilization, the vessels and their crew need to withheld months at sea. 

Let’s meet in Chennai, India at APA 2019!

In a couple of weeks, the event, Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2019 (APA19) will open its doors in Chennai, India. Aker BioMarine has an exciting program and booth hosted by various experts. Hope to see you there!

Krill, a natural and functional feed attractant in shrimp feed

Why shrimp prefer the taste of Euphausia superba

Krill meal is in itself a natural attractant, and as a chemostimulant helps increase the duration shrimp spend feeding, and by connection the amount eaten (Derby et al. 2016). Krill meal contains chitin from the exoskeleton, soluble compounds, such as trimethylamine oxide, as well as free amino acids and nucleotides. This combination, naturally found in Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, is proven to help increase both feed attractability and palatability. To put it in simple terms, shrimp just likes the taste of krill. The result is enhanced shrimp growth and yield, meaning shrimp spend less time in the ponds and get to market faster.

Our 5 most read blog posts about krill

You might know what krill is and why you should include krill in your feed. But do you know how we are making QRILL Aqua or how it is to be a fisherman in the Antarctica? Below you will find QRILL Aqua's 5 most read blog posts.


You might have heard of krill and even some of the studies showing its qualities for aquaculture, but here are some lesser-known fun facts.

Introducing a Sustainable Marine Ingredient in aquaculture

An ever-growing world population is continuously putting pressure on global food systems. For the aquaculture sector, this means ever brisker business, with the World Resources Institute estimating that it alone will need to ramp up production by up to 2 million tons annually, just to keep pace with growing demand. It’s of course good news for the industry, and for the balance sheet, but, pardon the pun, there’s a catch.

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.