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.
The United Nations’ international symposium on Fisheries sustainability was held a few days ago. "Fish is an essential element in the future of sustainable food production," FAO Director-General Dongyu Qu said in his opening remarks, while stating that land-based food systems alone wouldn't feed the world in the future. People should eat aquatic products, and more parts of the fish, such as the head and tail. [...]
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), IFFO and GAA to collaborate to help address the challenges in South East Asia’s fisheries
Following the publication of the study's main findings and recommendations, IFFO and GAA are releasing today the full report on South East Asian fisheries. This document contains a summary of data that have not been available so far and will contribute to the expansion and the sharing of knowledge. This full report follows shortly behind the publication of SFP's report on reduction fisheries, which includes a chapter on Asian reduction fisheries. SFP also emphasises the importance of meeting the current challenges in Asian fisheries management in the context of the growth of aquaculture in the region.
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.