The next generation Omega-3 Phospholipid exclusively from Antarctic krill.
This is where we come from. It's made us who we are. Introducing the Antarctic Krill, with proven health benefits across all species, from the world's leading supplier of krill, Aker BioMarine.
Take a journey directly to its origin, the particular health benefits and a view on sustainability.
Aker BioMarine owns and controls the entire supply chain, which means we have full oversight of our krill oil from harvesting krill in Antarctic waters to the final product found in our bottles of Antarctic Essential.
Custom built state-of-the-art krill harvesting vessels record the exact location of each krill catch which is associated with each batch of Antarctic Essential.
Each bottle of Antarctic Essential is linked to a lot number that can be traced back to its origins in Antarctica.TRACE Antarctic Essential
The Aker BioMarine krill fishery is now rated as the world's most sustainable reduction fishery, being the only fishery to receive an 'A' rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.
The Aker Biomarine krill fishery operates in Area 48, just below the tip of South America. This fishery is regarded by independent NGOs as one of the most sustainable in the world, with responsible and environmental operations at the core.
Aker BioMarine was the first krill fishery to receive the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council), the highest renowned sustainability certification available. It scored highest in a comparison of wild-capture fisheries certification schemes initiated by WWF.
Ingredients that carry the blue MSC label have demonstrated that they come from a fishery that meets the most stringent sustainability standards and that all products are traceable throughout the supply chain.
Aker BioMarine is known for proprietary Eco-Harvesting technologies, which reduces by-catch to near-zero.
The Eco-Harvesting technology employs a continuous mid-water trawl system that is guarded by a fine mesh net, which prevents anything larger than krill from entering. Underwater cameras monitor the system. Rather than leaving a trawl to get the catch on board, a conveyor hose is attached to the end of the net, which remains underwater throughout the entire operation. A continuous stream of water flows through the hose, bringing the live krill directly into the ship, while minimizing by-catch.
All catches of krill are reported to CCAMLR (Commission of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) which manages and regulates all Antarctic marine ecosystems. Currently, commercial krill fishing in the Southern Ocean takes place mainly in Area 48. The management of the fishery is very stable, as the consensus of 25 nations is required to change Antarctic fishery regulations.
Compared to other fisheries where precautionary catch limits are set to 10% of the biomass the total allowable catch of Antarctic krill is set to 1% of the biomass. Together, the whole industry only fish 0.3% of the biomass in subarea 48, located around the Antarctic Peninsula, the Orkney Islands and South Georgia.
The Antarctic krill fishery has for the fourth year in a row received an “A” ranking from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership for having a biomass that is deemed to be in very good condition.
In addition to internal efforts to ensure a sustainable fishery, the Antarctic Krill fishery is one of the world’s strongest regulated fisheries.