Krill meal supplier Aker BioMarine boosts its Norway-based team
(left to right: Maja Bævre-Jensen and Karen Kirstine Østerhus)
Aker BioMarine said it strongly believes that QRILL Aqua can be part of the solution in terms of using sustainably produced and nutritious raw materials in feed formulations targeting the Norwegian salmon industry. It is therefore establishing a team that will work closely with customers in that industry.
The team will be led by Maja Bævre-Jensen who takes on the role of business development director, with Karen Kirstine Østerhus hired as business development manager, it said.
“We are only at the beginning of uncovering the full potential of QRILL Aqua for salmon in Norway and our competent people are key in helping our customers and stakeholders learn more about the health benefits of Antarctic krill,” says Sigve Nordrum, EVP animal health and nutrition, Aker BioMarine.
He said the new hires have solid aquaculture industry knowledge.
Bævre-Jensen has spent the past five years of her career working with the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund, and holds a master’s degree in aqua nedicine from the Norwegian Arctic University, with a specialization in sea lice.
Østerhus previously worked at STIM, where she gained experience with bacteriophages, feed and other fish health-related products. She has a bachelor’s degree in aquaculture management from Nord University and is currently undertaking a master’s degree in sustainable aquaculture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).