Our story

Planktonic AS was established in 2008 by the two founders, Dr. Nils E. Tokle and Håvard Aakerøy.

A fast-growing world population will lead to a surge in demand for seafood. Aquaculture is expected to play a crucial role in covering these needs – creating a need for products that improve productivity and support sustainable growth.

Planktonic provides new tools to support these efforts – by combining new technology with a deep understanding of nature itself. Planktonic’s evolution is built on a decade of highly advanced R&D, bringing to the industry a responsible and advanced feed solution, supported by knowledge and evidence. Fully aware of our customers’ expectations we aim to support the production of new species, as well as improving the techniques applied in industrially produced species. We share common goals with our customers, their targets and we will work continuously to deliver them together.

Our mission is to make life easier, offering products and services that bring consistency, nutritional quality and increased biosecurity to the aquaculture industry, throughout the world.

Our plan is to expand and develop significantly the coming years, including establishment of new farms and increase production capacity, both in Norway and abroad, and launch new products and services based on our unique and patented technology.

Innovation is part of our DNA. We are driven by the motivation to make life easier at the hatcheries, and working closely with our partners to improve their operations, both profitably and sustainably. With our innovative technology and passionate people, we truly believe we can help our industry make a change for the better.

Planktonic has been selling CryoPlankton since 2016 and is now a progressive and leading supplier of live feed to marine hatcheries in Europe.

Contact information

Antonio Coli


Aquaculture is one of the most important long-term growth areas for food production.

CryoPlankton will provide the fish larvae with the right nutrion to develop optimally, thus reducing farmers costs, enabling them to produce more from less. CryoPlankton will also help farmers reduce their reliance on antibiotics, thereby mitigating a major public health concern in the future. Barnacles have traditionally been seen as a fouling organism, with negative value. Plantonic has turned this into a positive, a high value feed product.

We aim to fulfill several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Zero hunger
Increases production of seafood. Enables farming of new marine species and increases efficiency/output from existing fish and shrimp farming.
Good health and well-being
Increases food production with beneficial health effects for humans and less negative environmental impact.
Responsible consumption and production
Increases yield from the resources used in marine farming. Utilizing a new natural marine resource, which in the relevant scale occur in abundance.
Life below water
Utilizing a new natural marine resource, which in the relevant scale occur in abundance.

Read more about United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at their website here.

Barnacle farming

Planktonic has five aquaculture licenses for farming barnacles.

When spring comes, planktonic stages of barnacle nauplii will settle naturally on the substrate we provide for them at our farming sites. When they reach mature adulthood, they will be harvested during winter time and their eggs used to produce CryoPlankton. Come spring again, the cycle repeats itself. It’s 100% natural and 100% sustainable.

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