Industry News

Campaign launched to promote anchovy consumption in Peru

1st January 2014
The Peruvian Ministry of Production (Produce) has launched a nationwide publicity campaign to promote the nutritional benefits of the pelagic resource and promote consumption.The initiative, whose slogan is "The anchovy is more important than you think," was designed to encourage the population,...

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS CAN CROSS BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER IN ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS

31st December 2013
New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements can cross the blood brain barrier in people with Alzheimer's disease, affecting known markers for both the disease itself and inflammation. The findings are presented in the Journal of Internal...

NORWAY RESEARCHERS FIND WAYS TO CONTROL FISH OIL QUALITY

30th December 2013
New quality analyses give more realistic targets for rancidity in fish oils, which means better quality control opportunities for the industry, according to Nofima, the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research.High-quality fish oil has little taste and it is difficult to tell...

Low-fat diet, omega-3 linked to reduced prostate cancer aggression

20th November 2013
A follow-up study reveals that men suffering from prostate cancer who took fish oil supplements alongside a low-fat diet demonstrated changes in their cancer tissue that may indicate reduced cancer aggression.This is according to research published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.Prostate...

JACKSON & SHEPHERD PAPER PUBLISHED

1st November 2013
 IFFO Technical Director, Dr Andrew Jackson, and former Director General, Dr Jonathan Shepherd, have just had their paper on 'Global fishmeal and fish-oil supply: inputs, outputs and markets' published. This paper is based on the presentation to the World Fisheries Congress 2012 in Edinburgh.The...

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