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This profile was last updated on 12/1/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

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Local Address:  Glen Ellyn , Illinois , United States
 
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  • new MSC certificate
  • MSC certification
  • PhD
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Battle of the Omega-3 Forms
superbakrill.com, 1 Dec 2015 [cached]
Earlier this year, scientists, NGOs, and krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine (Oslo, Norway) established The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) to obtain more scientific information on the Antarctic ecosystem.
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Aker recently completed some work in this market, "which is a new area for us and a relatively new one for omega-3s as well," Becky Wright, marketing director, Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, pointed out.
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Superba Krill, Aker BioMarine's flagship product, is a potent omega-3 product in the brain health category.
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According to Aker BioMarine's (Oslo, Norway) Becky Wright, "The decline in sales due to various negative studies and media exposure around these studies have presented a challenge for the marine omega-3 category."
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Aker Biomarine (Oslo, Norway)
Eco-Forward Practices:
Aker BioMarine, the largest vertically integrated supplier of krill-derived products to the nutrition markets, has built what it believes "is the most appropriate infrastructure for the harvest of krill, and addresses sustainability on several different fronts, from third-party research to environmental partnerships to technological developments," described Marte Haabeth Grindaker, sustainability director.
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Aker BioMarine was the first krill supplier to obtain MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification, and was recently recertified for the sustainability and 100 percent traceability of its krill products for another five years.
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Wright said that there is a lot of encouraging news, too, some of which came out of a physician-focused study sponsored by Aker BioMarine in 2014.
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In research sponsored by Aker BioMarine in 2014, 90 percent of physicians said they continue to recommend omega-3s" to their patients despite the negative media coverage.
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WWF-Australia and the Norwegian krill fishing company Aker BioMarine formed a new partnership today to set higher standards for sustainability in the Southern Ocean and to ensure better protection for fragile Antarctic ecosystems.
The partnership was announced on the margins of the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which is responsible for conserving wildlife and managing fisheries in the Southern Ocean.
In the area of the Southern Ocean where Aker BioMarine operates, the current krill catch represents less than half of one per cent of the total biomass of krill.
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Aker BioMarine has already achieved several conservation achievements.
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Further reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Aker BioMarine's fishing vessels; Seeking support from CCAMLR members to conduct a comprehensive krill survey in the Southern Ocean; Encouraging other krill fishing operators to embrace sustainable methods and MSC certification.
"We in Aker BioMarine take our responsibility to sustainability very seriously.
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"Aker BioMarine has had a very fruitful partnership with WWF-Norway.
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"In research sponsored by Aker BioMarine in July 2014, more than 90% of physicians said they continue to recommend omega-3s, despite the recent negative publicity.
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Founding member Aker BioMarine explains more.
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Aker verifies krill oil ingredient as non-GMO
Nutraingredients
April 2, 2015
Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, the world's foremost harvester of krill and a leading supplier of krill oil, has announced that its Superba krill oil ingredient has achieved Non-GMO Project Verified status.
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Aker BioMarine Commits to Krill Sustainability
Nutritional Outlook
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The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) may have just launched in January, but it's already off to a strong start thanks to a hefty inaugural commitment from Aker BioMarine (Oslo, Norway).
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Norwegian biotech company Aker BioMarine, which supplies its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified-sustainable Superba brand to the dietary supplement industry, has been teaching retailers and healthcare practitioners "How to Speak Krill" through its educational program focused on sustainability, traceability and health benefits.
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Aker goes above and beyond for responsible krill harvesting Sustainability
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For its tireless efforts to both educate the public about sustainable krill harvests and to work alongside various wildlife and marine conservation NGOs and scientific organizations to preserver, protect, and understand the delicate Antarctic krill fisheries, Aker BioMarine is this year's deserving winner of the NBJ Sustainability Award.
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Though krill harvests are now only about one-third to one-half what they were at their peak in the 1970s and '80s and account for less than 1 percent of the total biomass available, according to Aker, conservationists became concerned that harvests were depleting food sources for whales and other krill predators and having additional adverse impact through inadvertent by-catching of other species that could harm Antarctic ecosystems. The concerns grew so loud that in 2010, Whole Foods Markets stopped carrying krill products. Many retailers followed suit.
Fast forward to today, and WFM has dropped the krill ban, due largely to the efforts of Aker. Since about 2004, the company has invested in the development of by-catch-avoidance methods like its patent-pending Eco-Harvesting technology that incorporates special net and suction technologies that avoid by-catch. The company settled on by-catch as a primary area of concern after reaching out to the World Wildlife Fund for advice on fishing and sustainability.
In 2010, Aker received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its harvesting methods. Still, as critics pointed out, there was room for improvement, especially in terms of filling gaps in scientific knowledge about Antarctic fisheries. To address this, Aker shares its fishing data with scientists, donates the use of its fleet and crews for scientific expeditions, and has volunteered for 100 percent independent observation of its vessels-double the required amount. Additionally, in an effort to increase funding for scientific research, Aker collaborated with the Pew Environment Group to establish the Antarctic Wildlife Fund. With $500,000 in seed money from Aker, the independent organization will spearhead new research in the Antarctic.
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Aker says MSC recertification eliminates any lingering doubts on sustainability of krill
Nutraingredients
January 19, 2015
Aker BioMarine, the world's largest single harvester of krill, says a renewed Marine Stewardship Council certification of its Antarctic fishery should finally put sustainability concerns about its operations to rest.
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Aker BioMarine Antarctic Krill Fishery Still Operating Sustainably
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Aker BioMarine's Antarctic krill fishery has now successfully been recertified against the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) demanding standards.
As a result, Aker BioMarine's krill products, including krill oil, may continue carrying the MSC ecolabel, identifying their origin from a sustainable source.
In order to determine the sustainability of the fishery, a team of independent scientists and auditors considered all available science and reviewed the fishery's management practices against the MSC Fisheries Standard. Their analysis confirms that Aker BioMarine is protecting the unique environment, habitats and species living in the Southern Ocean.
The fishery first achieved MSC certification in June 2010. All MSC certified fisheries must be completely reassessed within five years of certification. This reassessment showed that Aker BioMarine not only continues to operate to the highest standards of environmental sustainability, it has also improved its practices and knowledge in order to better manage the fishery.
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Ms. Wright said Aker's most recent 300-subject clinical trial, published in the February 2014 edition of Nutrition Research, showed that the company's Superba brand krill can significantly lower triglycerides and raise the omega-3 index.
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For Aker BioMarine, the world's largest single harvester of krill, the real opportunity in the present supply situation lies on the education side, said marketing director Becky Wright.
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Aker has long touted its sustainability bona fides.
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Aker Biomarine (Issaquah, WA)
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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has backed the sustainability of Norwegian firm Aker Biomarine's Antarctic krill fishing activities, with improved scores.
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"During this year's show it was interesting to see what omega-3-centric companies like Aker BioMarine are doing on the sustainability front, as this seems to be a hot topic across the natural products industry," said Becky Wright, Communications & Marketing Manager for Aker BioMarine Antarctic US.
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For all of the uncertainties, krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine (O
Aker BioMarine is an integrated ...
www.akerbiomarine.com, 5 July 2015 [cached]
Aker BioMarine is an integrated biotechnology company - uniquely positioned to create value from krill harvesting and processing.
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Prior to joining Aker BioMarine, he was part of the management team of Aker Seafoods Corp and Aker Seafoods from 2006 until 2008.
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Aker BioMarine AS, Fjordalleen 16, P.o.Box 1423 Vika, 0115 Oslo, Norway
Aker BioMarine is an integrated ...
www.akerbiomarine.com, 5 July 2015 [cached]
Aker BioMarine is an integrated biotechnology company - uniquely positioned to create value from krill harvesting and processing.
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Mr. Snøve was previously President & CEO of Epax - a joint venture between Aker and Lindsay Goldberg that was divested to FMC Corp.
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Prior to joining Epax, Mr. Snøve had been with Aker since January 2008.
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Aker BioMarine AS, Fjordalleen 16, P.o.Box 1423 Vika, 0115 Oslo, Norway
Aker BioMarine - A leading global krill supplier - Ingredients Insight
www.ingredients-insight.com, 15 Oct 2015 [cached]
Aker BioMarine - A leading global krill supplier
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Aker BioMarine is a leading supplier of krill-derived products to the consumer health, and wellness and animal nutrition markets. Our company supplies krill products to several markets worldwide, including nutritional supplements, aquaculture and pet food. From our local presence in the US, Europe, Australia, China and India, we are able to serve a global customer base. We are dedicated to the sustainable harvest of krill and development of krill-derived products. Aker BioMarine supplies biomarine ingredients through a 100% traceable supply chain and is the only krill harvester that has been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
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QRILL™ is Aker BioMarine's registered brand name for krill products made to support animal nutrition and health.
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Sustainability has been at the core of Aker BioMarine's mission since its inception, and the company addresses sustainability on several different fronts, from third party research to environmental partnerships to technological developments.
We share best practices with the industry as a whole and collaborate with several environmental authorities such as WWF-Norway, MSC and CCAMLR. Aker is the only krill harvester that has been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
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Aker BioMarine AS
FIS - Suppliers - Company Details
www.fis.com, 19 Mar 2015 [cached]
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
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