IFFO's Monthly Update constitutes a key communications tool for the marine ingredients industry and its main players. This report is dedicated to the needs of IFFO's members, bringing together industry news and insights from our diverse network.
Part of the service IFFO provides to its members is to correct misinformation that is published in the media. We write to Editors, journalists and other commentators to dispel myths and set records straight. Unfortunately, bad news or sensational reporting, even when it is untrue, gets more coverage than good news stories but that is just a fact of life and does not stop us from responding when we see reports that give the wrong impression.Update - September 2016 - 284.pdf
June has certainly proved to be an exciting month, starting with trying to answer the question “What is the future of the marine ingredients industry”? This was the title of my presentation at the bi-annual Aquavision conference in Stavanger, Norway, organised by Nutreco and with an emphasis on innovation, horizon scanning and motivation. My pitch was to tell the story of an industry that has made great progress in recent years, wants to play its part in the human nutrition value chain and can help the aquaculture sector deliver high value, high quality products to markets. The days of fishmeal and fish oil...Update - July 2016 - 282.pdf
Last month I travelled with the IFFO Technical Director, Neil Auchterlonie to Peru and Chile, on an itinerary organised by our Operations Director based in Lima, Jorge Mora. For me, this was a chance to catch up with some of our longest standing IFFO members away from the busy schedule of meetings around our conferences or members meetings. I try to get to visit as many IFFO members as I can during the year as I find it invaluable to ensuring we communicate what IFFO is doing for members and hear how we could help members better. For Neil, this was his first trip to South America and some interesting observations from Neil are in his article inside this edition of Update.Update - June 2016 - 281.pdf
Our Members Meeting in Miami attracted a record number of delegates to enjoy the beach location and two days of presentations and forums. The Technical Workshop attracted many delegates keen to hear the latest on the protracted discussion on re-approving Ethoxyquin for use in the EU but IFFO’s Technical Director, Dr Neil Auchterlonie, at his first Members Meeting gave a detailed update and prognosis for the use of this long standing and cost effective anti-oxidant. We will be keeping members informed as negotiations in the EU progress...Update - May 2016 - 280.pdf
For the last three years, IFFO has partnered with JCI Shanghai, commodities consultancy, to organise a conference in China, covering agricultural commodities used in animal feeds (JCI’s speciality) and marine feed ingredients. The partnership was in response to a request
from IFFO members to have an annual business event which could be used for networking, learning and a springboard for travel in and around China. The event has grown and this year nearly 800 delegates attended to hear the latest trends in soya, corn and, of course, fishmeal and fish oil. The agricultural commodity market is certainly seeing some changes, with an overproduction of corn in China resulting in the Chinese government stimulating export trade...