IFFO Documentos de Posición

Plásticos y Microplásticos en el Medio Marino

Documento de Posición de IFFO sobre Plásticos y Microplásticos en el Medio Marino Fecha: 14 de agosto de 2017 Autor: Neil Auchterlonie Introducción El tema del plástico en el medio marino está adquiriendo relevancia rápidamente en los medios de comunicación globales. Existe un reconocimiento...

¿Harina de pescado por la puerta trasera?

Introducción Perú es el principal productor de harina de pescado del mundo. La mayor parte de su producción proviene de los desembarques de las embarcaciones a las plantas con licencia certificadas de manera independiente. Las pesquerías se gestionan cuidadosamente y la harina de pescado producida...

Modern Slavery in the Fishing Sector

Introduction In the last 12 months, there has been significant media coverage of human rights abuses in the Thai fishing fleet. Some of the catch is used for the production of fishmeal, which is then used as an ingredient in farmed Shrimp feed, the Shrimp then being exported to western markets (...

Would the 17* million tonnes of whole fish used globally for producing fishmeal and fish oil be better used for direct human consumption? (*2011)

Key PointsOnly 10% of feed fish has a market for human consumption.The higher price of fish for direct human consumption rather than for feed purposes, ensures that wherever possible fish go for that purpose.The tonnage of whole fish  used in fishmeal production is reducing. Twenty-five per cent,...

Demonstrating responsible marine feed ingredient sourcing in sustainable aquaculture using the available standards

Introduction In recent years there has been a bewildering variety of advice given to purchasers of seafood as to what they should buy if they wished to be seen to be behaving responsibly and buying only sustainable products. Many organisations such as aquariums (i.e. New England & Monterey Bay...

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