IFFO Position Papers

IFFO welcomes Aquaculture Stewardship Council Responsible Feed Standard consultation.

On 30th June 2015, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) issued their draft Responsible Feed Standard for public consultation. This is a welcome opportunity to comment on the proposals which form a wide ranging and demanding standard, encompassing environmental impacts, social and welfare...

F3 (Fish Free Feed) Challenge

The fishmeal and fish oil industry have embraced responsible production and provided a vital channel to utilise by-products from seafood processing. Over 40% of the global fishmeal and fish oil production is now from factories certified under an independent third party scheme assessing the source...

Forage Fish Dependency Ratio (FFDR)

IFFO’s Position FFDR could be regarded as part of an overall package of information relating to fed aquaculture sustainability, but caution needs to be exercised in how the information is interpreted, and the figures produced for FFDR should not be examined in isolation.  This position paper...

Fishmeal by the Back Door?

Introduction Peru is the world’s leading fishmeal producer, with the vast majority of production coming from dedicated vessels landing to licenced, independently certified plants. The fishery is carefully managed and the fishmeal produced is high quality, safe and fully traceable. However, there...

Modern Slavery in the Fishing Sector

Introduction In the last 12 months, there has been significant media coverage of human rights abuses in the Thai fishing fleet. Some of the catch is used for the production of fishmeal, which is then used as an ingredient in farmed Shrimp feed, the Shrimp then being exported to western markets (...

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