Studies show great effects of QRILL Aqua on salmon health & fillet quality

QRILL Aqua is rich in protein, omega-3 phospholipids, and astaxanthin.

Fish feed applications featuring QRILL Aqua promote healthier, more robust farmed fish — and improve efficiency. Feeds with krill have optimal omega-3 vs. omega-6 fatty acid balance, which results in a strong immune system in salmonids. A strong immune system is the basis for good health and reduced mortality.


Read: NEW PUBLISHED STUDY on salmon performance and health


In diets for salmonids, QRILL acts as a feeding stimulant that increases feed uptake and enhances growth. Fish like the taste of krill and eat more when feed contains krill. Therefore fish grow faster and reach their harvest weight earlier. This results in the fish being less exposed to disease.


Better health gives positive effect on fillet quality

The omega-3 phospholipids in QRILL Aqua lowers inflammation in fish hence strengthens robustness and health. This gives better muscle quality and higher yield. Fillets are firmer, there is less gaping, and for salmon a reduced occurrence of dark spots has been observed.  



We are pooling our scientific and practical understanding of fish species and marine ingredients in order to develop feed products that address key aquaculture challenges. 

Sigve Nordrum

EVP Qrill sales, Aker biomarine


 Qrill aqua science Sigve Nordrum

 Sigve Nordrum


We are working steadily with our feed partners, their fish farmers, and independent research groups to document the beneficial effects of our Antarctic krill feed products. A number of studies highlighting the advantages of including QRILL Aqua in salmon diets have been completed. Please find links to studies in the right column or download our study summary booklet. 


More on QRILL benefits for salmonid aquaculture.