IFFO is an international trade organisation that represents and promotes the marine ingredients industry, such as fishmeal, fish oil and other related industries.
Marine ingredients are nutritious products used mainly for aquafeed, land animal feed as well as for human consumption and are derived from marine organisms such as fish, krill, shellfish and algae. IFFO's members reside in more than 50 countries, account for over 60% of world production and 80% of the fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide. IFFO is an accredited Observer to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
As a result of a range of previous activities, and most recently brought into sharp relief by the delivery of a project on South East Asian fisheries jointly funded by IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation, and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), IFFO fully recognises the importance of Fisheries Improver Programmes (FIPs) and their potential to drive positive change in fisheries management and, consequently, sustainability. Together with IFFO RS, the Global Standard for Responsible Supply, IFFO calls for increased collaboration among stakeholders in regional fisheries and throughout the seafood supply chains. That increased collaboration will help facilitate the development and initiation of FIPs.
Our Members’ Meeting in Madrid, followed by the IFFO workshop in Zhuhai (China), gave all our members and delegates a very detailed overview of the marine ingredients market and quality trends as well as deep insights on climate change impacts and the way to keep improving our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The first overarching study for the South-East Asian fishmeal industry provides recommendations to move forward in achieving a sustainable supply chain
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation, have today released the findings from a joint-funded project which improves the understanding of the fisheries of South East Asia which supply raw material for fishmeal production. The report was produced by Duncan Leadbitter (Fish Matter Pty Ltd) after approximately 10 months of data gathering, using both publicly available information and in-country sources.
This year’s IFFO Members’ Meeting was held in Madrid. 163 delegates attended the meeting from 27 countries, the highest number so far.
Focusing on the digital revolution in feed and livestock farming was the highlight of the 6th Global Feed and Food Congress (GFFC) held in Bangkok in March 2019. A new acronym was provided – Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) and the importance of ensuring that diets are absolutely specified for the farmed animals. This very clearly represents a business opportunity for a high value nutritious product like fishmeal and fish oil, where the absolute nutritional values will be essential in optimizing growth and production efficiencies as we talk about in IFFO at length. Digitialising agriculture is seen as the next (the 4th) agricultural revolution.