Day 1: BRUSSELS SEAFOOD EXPO (Andrew Mallison)

25th April 2017
​Visiting the Seafood Expo in Brussels with our Technical Director, Neil Auchterlonie. Probably the biggest seafood trade show in the world, it has more than 1700 exhibitors from around 75 countries. The range of seafood is being offered phenomenal, although less and less is actually on display,...

The case for using fishmeal and fish oil in feed for farmed Atlantic salmon (Neil Auchterlonie)

5th April 2017
In response to a press release made by Australian Ethical that refers to the selling of a salmon farming company’s shares on the basis of concerns about the sustainability of farmed salmon feed supply, I wrote the following: The text in the press release specifically criticises the use of marine...

Day 4 - IFFO/JCI conference (Andrew Mallison)

24th March 2017
     Our last day in China started with 7am breakfast meeting with the IFFO USA members to discuss the process of renewing approvals for plants and at-sea processing boats to export to China. Maggie Xu and I met AQSIQ, the agency responsible for approving exporters to China, earlier in the week in...

Presentation to FAO (Neil Auchterlonie & Enrico Bachis)

23rd March 2017
IFFO has worked very closely with the FAO for many years, and the FAO (under Globefish) is an honorary member of our organisation.  This week Enrico and Neil met with the FAO in Rome, presenting on IFFO data and the use of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture and pig and poultry production to a...

Day 3 - IFFO/JCI conference & visit to Evergreen (Andrew Mallison)

23rd March 2017
It’s Thursday so this must be Sanya City, Hainan, the venue for the IFFO/JCI spring conference.  With a tropical heat after the coolness of Beijing and Chengdu and a holiday feel to the hotel, people are dressed in shorts and t-shirts while sipping cold drinks under palm trees.      Sadly we are...