Industry News

Fish In, Fish Out: Perception of Sustainability and Contribution to Public Health

4th January 2015
By Oleksandr A. Byelashov & Mark E. Griffin (Omega Protein Inc.) ABSTRACT This article contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the sustainability of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture diets. It demonstrates why the “Fish In, Fish Out” metric, which is frequently used to show how many...

IFFO’s holiday schedule and Season's Greetings

16th December 2014
IFFO’s offices will be closed on the following days: London Lima Beijing Closed between 25th December 2014 and 1st January 2015 Closed on 25th December 2014 and 1st January 2015 Closed between 1st and 3rd January 2015, the office will be open on 4th January (Sunday) You can contact...

IFFO welcomes recent report on healthy Norwegian farmed salmon.

11th December 2014
In a recently published report by the research institute Nofima, the authors found the fish oil in the diets of Norwegian farmed salmon provided 48K tonnes of the Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA to salmon, with 20K tonnes of this being retained by the salmon. This level of retention resulted in the...

Aquaculture can grow faster, raising micronutrient supply from fish

5th December 2014
Fish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia and Africa, according to a new report. Increased investment in the aquaculture sector - particularly in productivity-enhancing technologies...

New article: Changing supply and demand for fish oil, by Jonathan Shepherd & Enrico Bachis

5th December 2014
 IFFO’s Chief Analyst Enrico Bachis and previous Director-General Jonathan Shepherd have recently published an article on the changing supply and demand for fish oil.  Competition for fish oil from human nutritional supplements (nutraceuticals) is starting to threaten its supply for aquaculture...