IFFO is an international trade organisation that represents and promotes the marine ingredients industry, such as fishmeal, fish oil and other related industries.
Marine ingredients are nutritious products used mainly for aquafeed, land animal feed as well as for human consumption and are derived from marine organisms such as fish, krill, shellfish and algae. IFFO's members reside in more than 50 countries, account for over 60% of world production and 80% of the fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide. IFFO is an accredited Observer to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
IFFO’s Annual Conference to communicate the marine ingredients industry’s position as a vital part of the global food production system
This year’s IFFO Annual Conference will be held in Shanghai from 4 to 6 November and will be an opportunity to celebrate IFFO’s 60th anniversary.
As the FAO’s Code of Conduct, adopted by FAO member states to promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, we can only rejoice that it has certainly been a major inspiration in the reform process of many countries’ regulations. 91% of the small pelagic fish species that are predominantly used for fishmeal and fish oil production are now “reasonably well managed or better” (Sustainable Fisheries Partnership report – 2018).
The first overarching study for the South-East Asian fishmeal industry provides recommendations to move forward in achieving a sustainable supply chain
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation, have today released the findings from a joint-funded project which improves the understanding of the fisheries of South East Asia which supply raw material for fishmeal production. The report was produced by Duncan Leadbitter (Fish Matter Pty Ltd) after approximately 10 months of data gathering, using both publicly available information and in-country sources.
Focusing on the digital revolution in feed and livestock farming was the highlight of the 6th Global Feed and Food Congress (GFFC) held in Bangkok in March 2019. A new acronym was provided – Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) and the importance of ensuring that diets are absolutely specified for the farmed animals. This very clearly represents a business opportunity for a high value nutritious product like fishmeal and fish oil, where the absolute nutritional values will be essential in optimizing growth and production efficiencies as we talk about in IFFO at length. Digitialising agriculture is seen as the next (the 4th) agricultural revolution.