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...

Day 2 - Visit to Chengdu (Andrew Mallison)

21st March 2017
Day 2 We're in Chengdu, in south western China and now a city of 11 million people. I'm reminded how big China is when the flight information last night showed we are about a thousand miles from Beijing. We're invited to visit the head office of Tongwei Limited, one of the largest feed companies...

Day 1 - off to Beijing (Andrew Mallison)

20th March 2017
Arrive Beijing international airport mid morning Monday after overnight flight from London. Strangely quiet – no queue for immigration or taxis. Have I arrive on the wrong day? Fish out my prepared “Take Me To This Hotel” card in Chinese language for the taxi driver and on the way into Beijing....