Norwegian biotech and Antarctic krill-harvesting company Aker Biomarine's recently appointed Sustainability Director Runa Haug Khoury told IntraFish dialogue and diplomacy are at the core of the company's operations as they navigate a biologically and politically sensitive fishery.

"There is a strong dialogue and interest among stakeholders to protect larger parts of Antarctica as a Marine Protected Area (MPA) and the dialogue is a part of our operational reality every day," Khoury said.

"Krill is at the bottom of the value chain so in itself it is something that requires great caution, but secondly we operate in the Antarctic waters which are deemed very pristine."