Research into krill as protein source
Møreforskning and Rimfrost are collaborating on research into krill as a protein source. Image: Rimfrost

Research into krill as protein source

A new collaboration between research organisation Møreforsking and and krill producer Rimfrost AS aims to examine the possibilities of protein from krill. The Research Council of Norway has granted Rimfrost’s…

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Wärtsilä designs high efficiency krill catcher
Wärtsilä’s design for CMI’s latest krill trawler will make it the largest and most efficient vessel of its type in the world. Image: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä designs high efficiency krill catcher

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Billed as the most efficient of its kind, a 140 metre vessel for fishing krill is being designed by Wärtsilä for Shanghai Chonghe Marine Industry (CMI). According to Wärtsila, key…

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Catches of pearlside and krill in last year’s trial fishery
Ligrunn was one of four vessels taking part in last year’s experimental fishery for pearlside and krill. Image: Liegruppen

Catches of pearlside and krill in last year’s trial fishery

Around 1500 tonnes of pearlside and krill were caught during experimental fishing along the west side of the Norwegian Trench last year. Liegruppen’s Ligrunn was one of four vessels that…

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Rimfrost scores another legal victory
A case brought by Rimfrost in the US has resulted in a number of Aker Biomarine’s patents being ruled unpatentable. Image: Rimfrost

Rimfrost scores another legal victory

Norwegian krill producer Rimfrost has announced yet another legal victory in the US courts. The long-running enmity between Rimfrost and Aker Biomarine has spilled over into a number of court…

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Turkish yard to build Rimfrost krill trawler
Tersan will deliver the Rimfrost krill vessel to Westcon for fitting out. Image: Kongsberg

Turkish yard to build Rimfrost krill trawler

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Tersan Shipyard has announced the contract of its 99th newbuild, a new krill trawler/prcessor which will be fitted out by the Westcon yard in Norway. The Kongsberg-designed 120-metre krill trawler…

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Rimfrost orders ultra-modern krill catcher/processor
Rimfrost’s new krill catcher is expected to be in operation in 2020. Image: Rimfrost

Rimfrost orders ultra-modern krill catcher/processor

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Norwegian krill processor Rimfrost has awarded a contract to Westcon to build a new krill fishing vessel in a contract worth more than NoK 1 billion. Companies in the Sunnmøre…

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US court again rules in Rimfrost’s favour
Rimfrost’s krill oil capsules. Norwegian biotechnology companies Rimfrost and Aker BioMarine have been involved in a protracted legal dispute that has been making its way through the US courts

US court again rules in Rimfrost’s favour

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has sided with two previous rulings by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), finding all claims of two patents from Aker…

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Krill survey conclusion: 72 million tonne Antarctic krill stock
Researchers on board Kronprins Haakon examning samples from a haul of krill in the Southern Ocean. Image: Oda Linnea Brekke Iden/HI

Krill survey conclusion: 72 million tonne Antarctic krill stock

In January this year Norwegian research vessel Kronprins Haakon sailed from Punta Arenas as part of a fleet of six vessels participating in a research effort to measure stocks of…

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Seventh legal win for Rimfrost against Aker BioMarine
‘It looks as if Aker is hoping to wear out its competitors in court,’ said Stig Remøy, the main shareholder in Fosnavåg krill company Rimfrost. Image: Rimfrost

Seventh legal win for Rimfrost against Aker BioMarine

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The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has found for krill oil specialist Rimfrost AS on all counts in another case against Aker Biomarine – making this the seventh legal…

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Aker BioMarine christens new krill catcher

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130 metres long and built at a cost of NoK1.10 billion (€113 million), Aker BioMarine’s new krill catcher is the first purpose-built vessel of its kind in the world, and its construction has been a venture on an ambitious scale.

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