Sanford Bioactives is a division of Sanford Ltd, New Zealand’s oldest and largest fishing and aquaculture company. Backed by over 130 years’ expertise in seafood, Sanford Bioactives is committed to investing in the research, development, and production of the highest-quality marine extract ingredients, to provide the health benefits of seafood beyond just food.

Our premium products are formulated with science-based marine nutrients harvested from the purest source.

What sets Sanford Bioactives apart

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Selective natural marine resources and unique processing techniques focusing on quality and bioactivity.
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Our end-to-end supply chain ensures each product produced can be traced back to source.
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100% natural. Non-GMO. Certified sustainably managed marine inputs.
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Secure and consistent supply, meeting demanding specifications.
Our sustainably sourced ingredients

Our mission is to protect the marine environment from which we derive the ingredients. Our New Zealand GreenshellTM Mussels are rigorously and regularly checked in accordance with the A+ NZ Sustainable Aquaculture program and our hoki fish are certified sustainable seafood by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

New Zealand Greenshell Mussels Perna canaliculus

GreenshellTM Mussel Powder

Flash-dried powder with proven effectiveness in relieving the symptoms of joint pain and other inflammatory conditions.

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GreenshellTM Mussel Oil

Mussel oil – naturally occurring non-polar lipids with a wide range of health benefits.

Marine Collagen powder from hoki skin

Marine Collagen Powder

Hydrolysed, highly water-soluble, marine collagen consists of predominantly Type I collagen extracted from hoki skins.

Sanford Bioactives Solutions
Quality Control at Sanford Bioactives plant

We are committed and focused on innovation: we have a team of experts and research partners whose mission is to find new ways to make the most of the life-enhancing properties of seafood, from omega-3 fatty acids and joint health to inflammation management and skin-nurturing collagen.

Marine Extracts and Innovation Centre
Sanford Bioactives Innovation Centre in Blenheim, New Zealand

The new purpose-built centre located in Blenheim, New Zealand specialises in state-of-the-art equipment specifically designed for the highest-quality drying, blending and extraction of our precious marine resources. Find out more about our site and dedicated team of technicians.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Marine Extracts and Innovation Centre