Press Releases

The challenges faced with the finite supply of fish oil

7th October 2016
A recent BBC news article (6th October, 2016) has highlighted the current challenges of including omega-3 fatty acids in farmed salmon. The article focuses on the reduction of fish oil in salmon diets, stating that one of the causes is the cutting back on the amount of anchovies fished and used for...

IFFO's response to ‘How vital fish stocks in Africa are being stolen from human mouths to feed pigs and chickens on Western factory farms’

19th September 2016
Letter to the Editor, The Independent 19th September 2016   Dear Sir/Madame,   Following your article ‘How vital fish stocks in Africa are being stolen from human mouths to feed pigs and chickens on Western factory farms’, published on 18th September, I would like to  respond with the...

Stirling University team forecast increase in raw material from byproducts for marine ingredients supply

9th August 2016
Scientists at the University of Stirling have used models of current and future fisheries and aquaculture production, based on FAO data, to provide estimates for the future availability of raw material for marine ingredients.  The model shows an increasing availability of raw material from...

Invitation to provide input on the draft fishery assessment criteria and process for version 2.0 of IFFO RS Responsible Supply Standard

2nd August 2016
In order to maintain the credibility and relevancy of its leading standard, the IFFO RS Governance Board has ratified a proposal for ‘Version 2.0’ of the IFFO RS Responsible Supply Standard. The IFFO RS certification process includes two key components: the fishery assessment and the factory...

IFFO welcomes BioMar and Whole Foods salmon feed project

9th February 2016
IFFO, the trade association for the global marine ingredients industry, welcomes the project launched by multinational feed company and IFFO member the BioMar Group and USA-based retailer Whole Foods Market to promote the use of feed for farmed salmon utilising by-products from fish processing. ...

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