Industry News

Fish Oil Market to Reach US$1.7 Billion by 2018 due to Flourishing Aquaculture Industry in China

3rd March 2015
The global fish oil market including the manufacture and sale of fish oil obtained from fishing as well as aquaculture, holds modest growth prospects in the future years, states a new report published by Transparency Market Research. The report is titled “Global Fish Oil Market - Industry Analysis...

Inside Codex: The Draft Standard for Fish oil

3rd March 2015
Report by Dr Gretel Bescoby I recently attended the Codex Committee for Fats and Oils (CCFO) meeting held in Malaysia where the proposed Draft Standard for Fish Oil was high on the agenda. Representatives from roughly 35 countries as well as four International Non-Governmental Organisations (...

The Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) - Video

27th February 2015
The Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) is a voluntary vessel based programme certifying high standards of crew welfare and responsible catching practices on fishing vessels. The independently audited scheme demonstrates that a vessel and its skipper are operating to best practice in 5 core...

IFFO RS Standard New Version

29th January 2015
Following public consultation the IFFO RS Certification Programme has launched a new version of its IFFO RS standard for marine ingredient producers. This new version (Version 1.6) will cover - in addition to all the previous parts of responsible sourcing and responsible production - basic social...

IFFO Briefing Note on Modern Slavery

29th January 2015
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 (including USA...