IFFO Position Papers

IFFO's position on the reported abuse of human rights in the fishing industry in Thailand

Concern has been raised following recent articles in the media about the fishing industry in Thailand using forced labour on board boats, as well as other human rights abuses. Some of the catch enters fishmeal production which in turn is used as an ingredient of farmed shrimp feed, the shrimp being...

IFFO Interventions: The UN Committee on Food Security held its 41st Plenary

The UN Committee on Food Security held its 41st Plenary in Rome from 13th – 17th October and Dr Mark Griffin, IFFO Board Vice President and Andrew Mallison, IFFO Director General were in Rome to represent IFFO members. IFFO have been involved in the Fisheries and Aquaculture discussions as part of...

GAA Partners with IFFO, Lyons, Morrisons to address social responsibility

The Global Aquaculture Alliance, IFFO, Lyons Seafoods Co. and Wm Morrison Supermarkets on Oct. 10 collectively agreed to a position statement on the social concerns related to aqua feed production. The four organizations announced the agreement on the final day of GAA’s GOAL 2014 conference in Ho...

Is aquaculture growth putting pressure on feed fish stocks? And is the growth of aquaculture being restricted by finite supplies of fishmeal and fish?

Key PointsThe supply of marine ingredients is likely to be relatively static going forward at about five million tonnes of fishmeal and 1 million tonnes of fish oil per annum – except in El Niño years when production will be less.There is an increasing proportion, 25% and rising, of fisheries by-...

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