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).
Following elections for the new IFFO Management Board (starting 1st January 2020), IFFO – The Marine Ingredients Organisation is pleased to announce that the incoming President is Anne-Mette Bæk and Vice President is Gonzalo de Romaña.
Following 3 days of discussions, technical forum and market sessions, IFFO's Director General Petter Martin Johannessen stated that collaboration underpins the concept of the UN’s SDGs and is essential to communicate the vital role of marine ingredients in the global food production system.
Once more, the whole industry gathered at the IFFO conference last week. Over 400 delegates travelled to Shanghai to share their market insights, listen to the latest trends and enjoy networking opportunities.
The IFFO Conference 2019 has proved the importance of bringing the key stakeholders together to discuss solutions which can allow to tackle the challenges our world is facing. IFFO is committed to and plays a positive role in meeting SDGs and will to continue contributing to achieving them by 2030.
“The majority of wild-caught fish is responsibly sourced. In addition, raw material for fishmeal and fish oil comes increasingly from byproducts (one third currently) that are left over after fish for food have been processed. Fishmeal and fish oil produced from these resources are used to provide many times more volume of edible fish through aquaculture than are consumed as raw material. The small pelagic fish species that form the bulk of the fisheries dedicated to fishmeal and fish oil production are a highly productive, natural resource with no, or very limited, food markets. It is a good way to use material that would otherwise not be consumed. Their transformation into fishmeal and fish oil supports global protein production: quality feed means quality food”, says Petter Martin Johannessen, IFFO Director General.
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.