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…
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…
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.
Aker BioMarine and Cognite have entered into an agreement to digitise Aker BioMarine's harvest and production systems to improve the company's efforts towards sustainability. In addition, Amesto Solutions-owned data analysis company, NextBridge Analytics, also recently entered into a strategic alliance with the two partners.
Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries has awarded a second licence to harvest krill in Antarctic waters to Rimfrost following an independent evaluation commissioned by the Norwegian government.
Ordered back in 2017, and scheduled to be ready ahead of 2019 harvesting season, Aker BioMarine’s flagship vessel is taking shape at the Vard shipyard, built at a cost of NoK 1 billion (€103 million), making the 130 metre vessel one of a kind.
This is the beginning of a unique collaboration bringing together innovative technologies and high-tech competencies from both Norwegian and Chinese companies, said Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine.
Three high-tech vessels, all serving very different segments, have been selected as the nominees for this year’s coveted Ship of The Year title. This year the nominees include a fishing vessel, Aker Bio Biomarine’s new krill harvesting vessel under construction at Vard Brattvaag in Norway.
US patent authorities have decided that patents related to krill oil and its production held by Aker Biomarine are unpatentable. This finding by the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on August 10th this year, follows petitions from Norwegian biotechnology company Rimfrost AS, which produces krill oil.
Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, was there for the announcement as a group of krill companies and NGOs made the announcement that the krill harvesting companies will voluntarily cease operations across wide areas around the Antarctic Peninsula, including buffer zones around breeding colonies of penguins, to protect Antarctic wildlife.