Day 1 - Summary of 57th IFFO Annual Conference

23rd October 2017
This year’s conference was attended by 400 delegates from 37 countries and included 47 presentations from leading industry scientists, case studies on countries and specific industries and analyses of latest market trends. Opening Session With a packed room of delegates from 37 countries, IFFO’s...

IFFO China Visit - JCI and member meetings

9th October 2017
I had the great pleasure to visit the People’s Republic of China in late September this year.  Not being a native speaker, I was very ably assisted by Maggie Xu and Daisy Shu from the Beijing office who had also provided a lot of support in developing a very complicated itinerary that permitted the...

Day 2 - Global Fishery Forum, St Petersburg, Russia

16th September 2017
The second day followed a similar pattern to Day 1, with a plenary session in the morning on the development strategy for the Russian fishing industry - an impressive plan of investment, fleet renewal and commitment to scientific management of the stocks. The afternoon was a selection of break out...

Attending IMO meetings

15th September 2017
Drs Neil Auchterlonie and Gretel Bescoby attended the 4th Sub-Committee meeting on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC4) at the IMO headquarters in London held the week of 11-15 September. IFFO was honoured to be part of the Peruvian delegation led by Vice Admiral Edmundo Deville del Campo and...

Day 1 - Global Fishery Forum, St Petersburg, Russia

14th September 2017
It's the first time this event has been held, a combined trade show and conference in the beautiful city of St Petersburg. Although fishery conferences have been held in Russia for many years, they have been in Vladivostok, closer to the main fishing grounds of the Bering Straits and the Sea of...