Emerging Enterprise News recognizes the initiative and leadership of Kori Krill Oil in protecting the Antarctic krill population, both present and future, accomplished by using the most eco-friendly operations to harvest and process Antarctic krill oil and bring it to market.
Antarctic krill are tiny but abundant invertebrate crustaceans that thrive in the icy water of the Southern Ocean. They are harvested for krill oil, recognized as a potent source of bioactive DHA and EPA omega-3 phospholipids. These essential nutrients are crucial to heart, brain, immune system, skin, and joint health. Krill oil is superior to fish oil because fish oil extraction causes the loss of naturally occurring phospholipids in fish.
The global krill oil market was worth USD 235.8 million in 2020; a Consolidated Annual Growth Rate of 11.4% projects reaching USD 474.0 by 2028 (Polaris Market Research).
Kori Krill Oil: The Most Eco-Friendly Source Of Bio-Available Omega 3 is an original (EmergingEnterpriseNews) article.
An Eco-Friendly Sustainability Commitment
As a leading Antarctic krill oil brand, Kori Krill Oil prioritizes its sustainability responsibility and has set an industry standard as an eco-friendly resource. This commitment is of great importance as there are growing concerns over the depletion of vast fish populations due to overfishing and other irresponsible, unsustainable practices.
This concern is not the case for the Antarctic krill fishery, one of the world’s most sustainably managed fisheries, as confirmed by numerous studies and research reports from environmentally-concerned organizations.
Credit goes to Kori Krill Oil, working closely with its fishery partner.
Kori Krill Oil and Aker BioMarine:
An Eco-Friendly Collaboration
You create and enforce a highly effective sustainability policy by partnering with the most environmentally responsible companies, from harvesting through processing to delivery. The first step has been a highly successful alliance between Kori Krill Oil and Aker BioMarine, a Norwegian biotech innovator, and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, Kori Krill Oil’s exclusive fishery partner.
Thanks to Kori Krill Oil and Aker BioMarine, the pristine ocean water of Antarctica and its abundant krill bounty have become an example of worldwide emulation of environmental responsibility:
Kori Krill Oil CEO Nancy Chan says, “We work closely with our fishery partner, Aker BioMarine, to ensure the well-being of the krill biomass and contribute to a thriving Antarctic ecosystem; these are our core priorities.”
The collaboration works unceasingly to reduce their impact on the ecosystem. “By investing in new technologies, big data, and ocean-driven research, we are finding ways to be more productive while helping to lessen our carbon footprint.”
Eco-Friendly and Sustainability Certifications
The krill harvesting industry has been trending towards independent third-party certification to confirm the sustainability of its fishing practices. As a result of their eco-friendly operations, Kori Krill Oil and Aker BioMarine are certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council:
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the premier certifying organization known for its rigorous assessment process and credible standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability (Stephen Nicol, Ph.D., Antarctic Krill Sustainability).
Accenture, the global consultancy, evaluated and ranked various eco-labels according to their standards: “Marine Stewardship Council was ranked highest of all eco-labels surveyed.”
Kori Krill Oil and Aker BioMarine have also earned an “A” rating—the highest—for a well-managed fishery by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership for the past seven years.
Antarctic Ecosystem Research and Powerful Associations
Believing in sharing best practices and promoting industry responsibility, Aker BioMarine co-founded the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK) in 2010. The purpose of this global industry association is to promote research for the sustainable harvest of Antarctic krill and to generate scientific data from harvesting operations to facilitate better management of the krill fishery:
“To ensure a thriving ocean, we work closely with organizations and programs committed to sustainability. For years, we have been in dialogue with several environmental NGOs (Non-Government Organizations) to explore how we can best establish a network of Marine Protected Areas.” (Antarctic Krill Sustainability)
Despite their tiny size, its believed that krill is the largest marine biomass in the world’s oceans, exceeding the biomass even of whales. Antarctic krill exist in a vast region, estimated to be at least 10 million square miles, about twice the area of the U.S.
But that doesn’t mean the supply of Antarctic krill is limitless; to the contrary, over-harvesting krill could seriously jeopardize their future population. This risk is one of the critical reasons Kori Krill Oil and its partners strongly emphasize sustainability:
CEO Chan expresses Kori Krill Oil’s commitment to sustainability: “We believe that Antarctic krill is one of the most brilliant resources we have to promote human health, and advances in science and increased attention to our health may be leading us to live longer lives.”
“We are a team of scientists, fishermen, health aficionados, and earth lovers who are passionate about Antarctic krill, and we are excited to share our passion and scientific expertise.”
Eco-Harvesting is a proprietary technology developed by Kori Krill Oil’s partner Aker BioMarine that protects krill as they are being gathered and brought onboard by an underwater vacuum. This technology has a unique mechanism that singles out unwanted by-catch (non-krill species) and releases it unharmed using a unique trawl system and direct hose connection between the trawl and the vessel.
This gentle catch process also helps preserve the nutritional integrity of the krill and limits environmental impact. In addition to being the most human form of harvesting, Eco-Harvesting is highly efficient and productive.
Eco-Friendly Krill Harvesting Levels
A primary objective of Kori Krill Oil and its sustainability partnerships is to ensure the long-term viability of Antarctic krill. Therefore, a vital element of this objective is to impose strict limits on how much krill they harvest. In total, less than 1% of the Antarctic krill biomass is harvested annually, well below the 10% level set by the UN in their definition of a sustainable fishery:
Independent observers on the harvesting vessels in Antarctica provide year-round transparent and detailed reporting of catch volumes and by-catch.
Voluntarily imposed buffer zones prevent fishing near areas that other species may inhabit.
Eco-Friendly Organizational Partners
Kori Krill Oil has formed eco-friendly partnerships with organizations dedicated to the Antarctic biosphere, protecting this last genuinely pristine and uncontaminated place on Earth. In addition to the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (co-founded by Aker BioMarine), partners include:
Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR). This partnership of global Non-Government Organizations is committed to environmental protection and facilitates and promotes third-party research on the Antarctic ecosystem.
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) adopts conservation measures for all fisheries operating in Antarctica by specifying how much and where fisheries can catch the seafood.
Eco-Friendly Vertical Integration and Sustainable Packaging
Kori Krill Oil is the only vertically integrated krill oil brand. The company’s advanced sustainable policy delivers quality products from catch to extraction, filtration, and packaging to delivery while protecting the marine ecosystem.
Consistent with eco-friendly sustainability and environmental responsibility, all Kori Krill Oil boxes and containers of soft gels are 100% recyclable, including caps and labels.
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