Sustainable krill harvesting

Sustainability is a key factor in our operations

Rimfrost harvest krill sustainably in pristine Antarctic waters and have commissioned an environmentally-friendly fishing vessel. Our patented extraction technology has improved the oil extraction process to produce krill oil more sustainably and at the same time take better care of the krill nutrients.

Antarctic krill

From the cold and pristine Antarctic ocean

Antarctic krill live in the pristine Antarctic ocean. They contain a high concentration of omega-3 phospholipids. Omega-3s that are bound to phospholipids are easily absorbed by the body. This means our krill oil is a rich source of omega-3s for dietary supplementation.

The overall annual krill catch is only about 0.3% of the krill biomass. Our unique extraction process means we use 30% less krill than most other companies.

Sustainability & traceability

Sustainability is a key factor in our operations

Antarctic krill are a very important element of the Antarctic ecosystem. We are committed to ensuring our operations are sustainable and do not affect this ecosystem. This is crucial for the well-being of the Antarctic, as well as our business.

We are in it for the long haul, and the preservation of the Antarctic ecosystem alongside a sustainable commercial krill fishery is vital for the future of our business. Our world-leading innovation means we take better care of krill nutrients and use 30% less krill than most other companies, helping to guarantee the sustainability of Rimfrost krill products.

Onboard inspections

Observers are present on our boats at all times. This is a practice we greatly encourage and would like to see applied universally as transparency is a key principle in our operations. We strive to be the best at what we do and therefore inspections and mandatory observers inspire us to always work harder.

Supporting research

We are committed to supporting scientific research. Each year we host a number of experts in the Antarctic ecosystem from the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research and the British Antarctic Survey.

30% less krill needed
Rimfrost use ~30% less krill to produce the same amount of krill oil, compared to many other conventional extraction technologies.

Traceable from harvesting at sea to finished product

We are proud to say we control the entire value chain from krill harvesting to product, therefore we can guarantee 100% traceability.

In accordance with Norwegian requirements, we report our catch data electronically by satellite on a daily basis both to Norwegian authorities and CCAMLR. We always know in real-time how much, where and when the krill has been caught. All our products can be traced back to the GPS coordinates and the exact time of catching the krill. We have transparency in all our operations and we wish to see this in the industry as a whole, as we believe this is a crucial element of credibility.

100% traceable krill
Rimfrost control the entire value chain from krill harvesting to finished product, therefore we can guarantee 100% traceability.

We are committed to ensuring our operations are sustainable and do not affect this ecosystem. This is crucial for the well-being of the Antarctic, as well as our business.

Certifications & memberships

Taking sustainability seriously

Our certifications and memberships are a hallmark for us and a message to the market that Rimfrost products are harvested in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly manner.

The Marine Stewardship Council
MSC is an international non-profit organisation. Their vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. The MSC eco-label and certification programme recognises and rewards sustainable fishing practices and is helping create a more sustainable seafood market.
Friend of the Sea
A non-governmental organisation founded in 2007 with the purpose of conserving the marine habitat and its resources by incentivising a sustainable market, specific protection and conservation projects.
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCAMLR practices an ecosystem-based management approach to responsible conservation of the Antarctic marine ecosystems. Krill harvesting is acceptable as long as it is carried out in a sustainable manner where both krill itself and the creatures that feed off krill are taken into account.
Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies
ARK aims to promote research on sustainable harvesting of Antarctic krill and to generate scientific data from the krill harvesting. We are proud to be one of the founders of ARK.
The Global Organization for EPA & DHA omega-3s
GOED is a not-for-profit trade association committed to transparency and proper governance. Their vision is to educate consumers worldwide and work with government groups, the healthcare community and the industry, while setting high ethical and quality standards for our business sector.
NCE Blue Legasea
A driving force in innovation, value creation and use of marine raw material, both for our member companies and the Norwegian fishing industry.
Green vessel

We have commissioned an environmentally-friendly fishing vessel

We are always improving our products and processes. An example of this is our new fishing vessel, designed to revolutionise krill fishing in Antarctica.

With the help of Kongsberg Maritime we are building a vessel that will help us conduct one of the world’s most environmentally-friendly fishing operations. We considered emission levels, energy efficiency, safety and performance to ensure we operate in line with stringent international legislation surrounding fishing operations in polar regions.

The vessel has the technology to allow krill to be processed onboard, ensuring efficiency and sustainability. It also contains features like heat recovery and diesel electric propulsion to ensure energy-efficient operation and easy maneuvering. There are safety and system redundancies in place, vital when you’re in the Antarctic.

We believe our new vessel will set a new environmental and sustainability standard for fishing and operations in Antarctica, and set Norway, Rimfrost and Kongsberg at the very front of that movement.

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A vessel designed to revolutionise krill fishing
This new vessel will help us conduct one of the world’s most environmentally-friendly fishing operations.

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