Krillsea Group AS

Krillsea Group (Krillsea) will supply naturally pure and functional marine ingredients and products from a sustainable Antarctic Krill fishery in the Antarctic Ocean. The ingredients are to be used in foods and feeds.

Krillsea works jointly with the Norwegian University of Life Science (UMB) and Aquaculture Protein Centre (APC) for responsibly and sustainably harvest and process krill. Our approach is to use state of the art, krill adapted technology to obtain highest possible resource utilization with minimal environmental impact. The Norwegian University of Life Sciences is a leading international centre of knowledge, focused on higher education and research within environmental- and biosciences. UMB focuses specifically on biology, food, environment, land use and natural resource management.

Antarctic Krill (Euphausia Suberba)
Krill are shrimp-like crustaceans found mostly in northern (Arctic) and southern (Antarctic) seas. The most abundant species of krill and the world’s largest single invertebrate biomass, Euphausia Superba, is found in Antarctic waters.

The main components in krill are Protein and Fat (lipids). The high nutritional value of krill is one of the reasons that it is being called the food of the future. Antarctic Krill is especially known because its high level of Omega 3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids, the antioxidant astaxanthin and its other positive and health promoting functions.

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is the international organization responsible for managing the commercial harvesting and conservation of marine living resources in the Antarctic Ocean. It actively promotes responsible fishing and preservation of the fragile ecological balances in this region. Utilization of the krill biomass is important to provide for the world’s increasing need for human nutrition. This can be obtained through using krill products directly in food production and food supplements or indirectly through feed to fish and animals consumed by humans.

The Ocean Harvesting vessel.
Our factory vessel F/V “Thorshøvdi” is a krillspecialized vessel in all aspects and is equipped with a proprietary and unique ship design, krill harvesting and product processing systems. The vessel size, properties and capacities reflects and are adapted to the fact that the fishing and production is performed in a remote icy location – with limited logistical facilities and support systems, and with challenging weather conditions. One important feature is that the vessel is ice strengthened (Ice 1A Finnish-Swedish) and has a double hull to have maximum safety in all operations.

Krillsea’s product range includes:

  • Krill Meat Pellet
  • Krill Concentrates
  • Krill Shell Powder
  • Natural Krill Oil

The Krillsea Processing System ensures that the products produced maintain maximum hygiene, sensory attributes and nutritional quality.

Krillsea Group AS
+47 70 300 100
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