Krill Oil: Most Sustainable Omega-3 Source

Many of us take dietary supplements, such as omega-3s, to support a healthy lifestyle, but we at Kori Krill Oil believe that such products should come from a sustainable source.

Healthy products should always be linked to a healthy planet, and when it comes to health-promoting dietary supplements, it’s all about the source and the journey.

Read on to learn more about krill oil, the most sustainable omega-3 source on earth.

Antarctic krill: unique, natural, abundant

Antarctic krill are considered one of the most fascinating and abundant species on the planet. Although small in individual size, krill are collectively massive. They are no bigger than an average paper clip, but Antarctic krill swarms are so large they can be seen from space. Their composition is intriguing, as is their ability to replenish and change size.

Throughout their lifecycles, krill experience extreme feeding and starvation periods depending on the season and availability of food. This phenomenon can happen several times, allowing them to grow and shrink in size. And the krill population naturally replenishes itself every year. They are masters at reproduction and can lay up to 10,000 eggs in a single day.

And when it comes to supporting human health, krill has natural and unique benefits that other nutritional sources can’t match -- and those that come close are simply not as abundant or sustainable.

Safeguarding the krill biomass

The magic of Kori Krill Oil begins in the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean in Area 48 of the Antarctic Peninsula. This is home to the krill fishery, one of the cleanest, most sustainable, and highly regulated fisheries in the world.

To safeguard a healthy biomass for future generations, our krill is sourced in partnership with environmental NGOs and other stakeholders. The Antarctic krill fishery is managed under a precautionary approach, with strict regulations and catch limits set by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

In total, less than 1% of the Antarctic krill biomass is harvested annually, making it the lowest extraction rate among all commercial fisheries. This approach ensures the long-term sustainability of krill populations and reduces the impact on the ecosystem.

Kori Krill Oil comes from the only global fishery to earn an "A" rating, for 7 years running. This rating was awarded by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), an independent, non-profit organization responsible for fishery assessment globally. This is something we’re certainly take pride in -- and a mission that we hope you’ll join us on: providing a truly sustainable omega-3 product to everyone around the world!

Advancing sustainability through technology

Beyond a sustainable source, technology and big data are the future when it comes to fisheries and should be integrated into sustainable practices. The operations behind Kori Krill Oil are revolutionizing environmental impact.

A patented fishing system called Eco-Harvesting™ is the most sustainable and efficient way to collect krill from the ocean's surface, reducing bycatch and preventing damage to other marine species. The environmentally friendly and state-of-the-art fishing vessels are equipped with advanced sensors and real-time monitoring systems to enable precise data collection. This ensures that the harvesting process remains within sustainable limits and adheres to strict regulations and guidelines.

In 2023, innovative drone technology was introduced to further improve our krill fishing, reduce ship emissions, and data gathering that advances scientific understanding.

Leading with traceability and transparency

At Kori Krill Oil, we place a strong emphasis on traceability and transparency throughout the entire supply chain. Our krill harvesting operations are 100% vertically integrated meaning that from the moment the krill are harvested, they are carefully tracked and monitored throughout the entire supply chain, providing assurance that the product was sourced and produced sustainably.

Our product transparency is further demonstrated by the international independent observers on board our krill fishing vessels during all operations. This ensures transparency, accountability, and the accurate reporting of fishing activities which contributes to the responsible management and sustainability of the krill fishery.

Working with key sustainability partners

In our industry, collaboration is imperative to ensure healthy oceans and all the precious resources it supports. Active collaboration with scientific institutions and academic communities further advances our krill sustainability know-how, due to strong relations, close collaboration, and ongoing dialogue with stakeholders such as scientists, non-governmental organization (NGO) groups and ocean conversation groups.

Kori Krill Oil is also Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, meaning that our brand adheres to the strictest sustainability standards in the industry. MSC is a non-profit organization which aims to set standards for sustainable fishing.

There should be no question that sustainability practices are important, but for us its more than just a checkbox exercise, it’s imperative to get right. Understanding the source is a critical starting point, but it’s equally important to understand the sustainable practices at every step of the ingredient’s journey. With Kori Krill Oil, we ensure a quality product delivered through sustainability practices at every step, and with credentials above the rest.

By choosing our krill oil supplements, you are giving your health a boost while ensuring the health of the oceans, too! Shop Kori products on Amazon or at our shop.