Press Releases

Predators may be less affected by catch of small fish than previously thought, new study says

3rd April 2017
Previous studies overlooked key factors in recommending lower catch of forage fish WASHINGTON (NCFC) – April 3, 2017 – New research published today in the journal Fisheries Research finds that fishing of forage species likely has a lower impact on predators than previously thought,...

IFFO RS Strategic Review Workshop - Barcelona

31st March 2017
It has been more than 7 years since the launch of the IFFO RS standard and to date the standard represents over 45% of the total world production of marine ingredients. With this in mind, the IFFO RS Governance Board have decided to produce an strategic review of the IFFO RS certification Programme...

IFFO welcomes the Peruvian anchovy fishery launch of FIP

10th March 2017
A pivotal and positive step was taken in the marine ingredients industry this week, with the launch of the Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) for the Peruvian anchovy fishery. The aim of the FIP is to get a “certifiable status” according to the guidelines of the Conservation Alliance for Seafood...

Issues with FFDR in assessing aquaculture

23rd January 2017
IFFO has published a position paper analysing the forage fish dependency ratio (FFDR) to provide clear information on this complex debate. FFDR is an often quoted term in the dialogue on fed aquaculture sustainability, but caution needs to be exercised in how the information is interpreted, and the...

Invitation to provide input on the full draft (excl. Mixed Trawl Fishery Criteria) of the version 2.0 of IFFO RS Responsible Supply Standard

17th January 2017
(16th January, 2017) In order to maintain the credibility and relevancy of its leading standard, the IFFO RS Governance Board ratified a proposal to review and enhance the IFFO RS programme through the development of ‘Version 2.0’. The IFFO RS certification process includes two key components: the...

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