Press Releases

IFFO acknowledges new report from Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)

28th July 2015
While reduction fisheries are recognised as having made progress is many areas, further work remains to be done. Industry takes responsibility for its part in securing the long term future of fisheries, but it is also clear that governments and fishery managers also need to respect scientific...

IFFO endorses GOED’s response to recent articles questioning omega-3 science

14th July 2015
IFFO’s partner organisation GOED has issued a response to a Washington Post article, and subsequent articles, which calls into question the health benefits of taking omega-3’s.  IFFO would like to echo this response and clearly refute the claims made by the Washington Post author Peter Whoriskey. ...

IFFO welcomes Aquaculture Stewardship Council Responsible Feed Standard consultation

8th July 2015
On 30th June 2015, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) issued their draft Responsible Feed Standard for public consultation. This is a welcome opportunity to comment on the proposals which form a wide ranging and demanding standard, encompassing environmental impacts, social and welfare...

IFFO Technical Director Dr Andrew Jackson to retire at end of 2015

19th June 2015
After 9 years with IFFO and over 40 years working in the fish industry, IFFO Technical Director Andrew Jackson has announced that he will be retiring at the end of 2015.  Fortunately, Jackson will not be leaving the IFFO family completely as he will stay on as the part time chairman of the IFFO...

Rabobank’s report illustrates that fishmeal is a high value strategic ingredient

11th June 2015
The latest Industry Note (#494) from Rabobank draws some interesting and valid conclusions on the future supply and demand for fishmeal. The transition from a bulk commodity traded on price to a specialised, high quality and high value product has been occurring for some time, with leading...