The New Year at IFFO is a time for surveys and reports, which allow us to plan for the future. Another essential tool for us to make sure we are giving members the service they deserve is to get to know the local context of the industry through meetings with the members in their own countries as well as technical visits. This was the aim of the trip to Iceland I went for together with Neil Auchterlonie, IFFO’s technical director.
The Icelandic fisheries sector has been one of the mainstays of the Icelandic economy for years and years, both as its main food supply and its chief export product. More than 10,000 people are directly employed by the fisheries industry and its production facilities represent the state of the art in fisheries technology, with 110,000 mt of fishmeal and 45,000 mt of fish oil produced on average per year. More on this in this newsletter with Neil Auchterlonie’s report (below).
Trips like this one are a wonderful opportunity to discuss technical and regulatory challenges faced by IFFO Members. IFFO is currently working on technical projects such as the one related to antioxidants, initiated in response to the reauthorization of ethoxyquin in the EU and the need for alternative antioxidant products. A decision about ethoxyquin by the EU should be made in the coming months. IFFO is also maintaining a watching brief on the topic of plastic in the marine environment and continues working on fishmeal quality and salmon nutrition as well as on FM quality and fed species.
Don’t miss this chance to hear updates on IFFO’s latest news on regulatory issues and nutritional value of marine ingredients in feed as well as market trends since registrations for the 2019 Members Meeting in Madrid are now open!
Petter Martin Johannessen
Director GeneralUpdate - February 2019 - 313
Update - December 2018 - 311.pdf
现在我们已经结束了IFFO的第58届年会，借此机会，我们得以审视目前的问题，并采取行动。来自世界各地我们行业各个领域的代表参加了这次会议，在这重要的三天里的讨论非常富有成果。Update - November 2018 - 310.pdf
Four weeks have already passed since I joined IFFO and it’s been both a hectic and fascinating month. The team is busily preparing for our conference, which is just around the corner, as well as attending the important industry events held at this time in the year. I was fortunate to be able to visit China, attending the 14th JCI Conference and a series of meetings with significant stakeholders. IFFO’s China team cover a broad range of expertise and through getting to know their work, and meetings with groups such as Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MOA) and China Feed Industry Association (CFIA), I have a deeper understanding of this vast market.
The more insight I get into the marine ingredients industry, the more I see the opportunities for our continued development and growth. Value chain focus and understanding the new supply chain dynamics will become more and more important to meet the customer’s expectations. In my recent meetings on my travels, I have experienced a great interest in fishmeal and fish oil as high quality raw materials for feed. IFFO is following an evidence based approach, identifying gaps of knowledge, carrying out research and using this to communicate the unique role that these ingredients play.
Update - Septiembre 2018 - 308 - SPANISH.pdf