Panama and Ecuador have passed key IFFO RS milestones towards improvement
Procesadora Bayano S.A. (Panama) has become the most recent production site to be accepted onto the new IFFO RS Improver Programme (IFFO RS IP).
In order to be accepted onto the IFFO RS IP a production site needs to be a signed stakeholder in an IFFO RS accepted Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) and pass an IFFO RS audit of their production site. All accepted sites can be found on the IFFO RS website here: https://www.iffors.com/improver-programme-accepted-sites.
Meanwhile, the Ecuadorian small pelagics industrial fishery FIP recently demonstrated continued improvement of IFFO RS accepted FIPs. It completed a 6-month validation check, having demonstrated the required improvements at this milestone of the process.
In order to demonstrate continued improvement of IFFO RS accepted FIPs, new applicants have to provide evidence of actions completed after 6-months following final acceptance onto the IFFO RS Improver Programme. This is to ensure appropriate actions have been completed or are in progress.
All accepted FIPs can be found on the IFFO RS website here: https://www.iffors.com/improver-programme-accepted-fips.
Author:Nicola Clark, IFFO RS