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. 


March 2016

Despite all the electronic communication available to us (and some would say an excess of communication) there is still no substitute for in-person meetings when it comes to gathering knowledge, sharing information or establishing relationships. As an international association, a large part of my work is to travel to understand our members’ needs, represent our industry at conferences and with policy makers and to scan the horizon for new developments and trends that may affect us. Inside this edition of Update are short reports on our attendance to meetings in Tenerife (GOED Exchange) and Morocco (COFI Sub Committee on Fish Trade) and we would be happy to pass on more details to any members who could not attend and are interested in these events...

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February 2016

Most IFFO members could quickly draw up a list of the many non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) that are active in the world of fish. However, the NGO label is sometimes the only similarity etween groups as there is a huge range of knowledge, expertise, funding and
At best, NGO’s provide constructive criticism and positive suggestions for how best to ensure our marine resources are protected and can be harvested sustainably...

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January 2016

My first editorial of the year is usually an opportunity to look at the year ahead and reflect on some of the changes we are seeing. 

Having had one of the warmest Decembers on record in the UK, and the recent COP21 talks in Paris, climate change is certainly at the front of our minds. Our industry relies on ocean conditions for our raw material and on weather conditions for the demand from the aquaculture industry. While the causes of change are still being debated, the impacts are now accepted and the challenge for our industry is in how best to adapt and increase resilience...

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December 2015

I was recently asked to present an overview of fishmeal and fish oil at the 2015 Pelagic Fish Forum, this year held in Dubai, UAE. Mainly aimed at the supply of fish to the direct human consumption (DHC) market, this is the fourth annual forum held by the organisers and attracted several IFFO members...

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November 2015

It has been a busy month, getting back to work after the very successful Annual Conference in Berlin and appointing our new Technical Director, Dr Neil Auchterlonie, who takes over from Andy Jackson when Andy retires at the end of the year. Articles on both the Conference,
and Neil Auchterlonie, are later in this edition of Update and I am sure Neil will be looking forward to meeting IFFO members in the coming months....

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