One of the most sustainable fisheries in the world
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.
Either we do it in a sustainable way, or we don't do it at all.
CEO, Aker BioMarine
Sustainability is our foundation
The Aker BioMarine krill fishery is now rated as the worlds most sustainable reduction fishery, being the only fishery to receive an 'A' rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.
Before we deployed our very first fishing net in the Southern Ocean, we started a dialogue with WWF-Norway to ensure that our operations would have low impact on the Antarctic ecosystem. Ambitious goals are essential to overcoming the global challenges that will impact — and drive — the future of our business: loss of biodiversity, resource scarcity, lifestyle disease threats, and climate change.
We intend to be part of the solution to these challenges. Read more about Aker Biomarine's krill fishery.
MSC certification guarantees that the marine resources are harvested using sustainable methods and that all products are traceable throughout the supply chain. Aker BioMarine was the first krill fishery to receive the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification in 2010, and received a re-certification in 2015 for another five years.
Unique SFP 'A' Rating
For the fifth year in a row, the Aker BioMarine Antarctic krill fishery received an “A” rating for its well-managed fishery from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). The independent report states that the fish stocks are listed in “very good condition,” and the krill fishery in the Atlantic Southern Ocean is once again singled out as being particularly well-managed.
Eco-Harvesting is proprietary technology is developed by Aker BioMarine to harvest krill in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The trawling system is continuously submerged and a hose gently brings the krill on board the vessel, reducing the risk of by-catch of other species to almost zero. Check out the video below to see this technology in action.
A little more about Eco-Harvesting from our boat Captain.