Krill is one of the most abundant species on earth with a biomass of around 500 million tons. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) restricts harvesting to a specific region in the Southern Ocean, Area 48, and to an annual krill harvest of 1% of the total biomass (the precautionary level for other fisheries is 10% of the total biomass). Aker BioMarine’s krill fishery has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainable and 100% traceable.
Due to its inherent advantages – i.e., feeding stimulants, omega-3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids, highly digestible peptides, naturally pure and stable, sourced sustainably – krill inclusion into shrimp and fish feed improves growth and yield. In particular, in diets low in fish meal, krill’s feed attractants increase palatability and improve growth performance. Moreover, krill is used in functional feeds for fish to increase fillet quality. Interestingly, reduced mortality and heart pathology during viral infection is seen in studies with salmon fed krill meal.
Krill meal is a highly effective attractant and palatant additive for fish and shrimp feeds promoting health and increased growth rates.
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