IFFO’s Andrew Mallison takes part in Russia’s International Fisheries Forum & Expo

Thursday, September 14, 2017

For the first time Russia (St Petersburg) is hosting the Global Fishery Forum & International exhibition for fishery, seafood and know-how (Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo) and with over 200 delegates attending from over 50 countries over two days, it promises to be an exciting event. IFFO’s Director General Andrew Mallison will participate in a two panel sessions and act as moderator for one of the two plenary sessions. The aim of the forum is to identify main trends in the development of the modern world fish market, promote the expansion of trade and economic relations and scientific cooperation. A strategy for the development of Russia’s fishing industry and export/import policies will also be discussed, making this a good opportunity to raise the profile of the marine ingredients industry, and IFFO, in Russia.

IFFO’s Andrew Mallison will be moderating the first day plenary session debate between several prominent Russian and international politicians and business interests. He will then be participating in a roundtable panel session titled ‘Protectionism amidst Globalization of the Fish Industry’ along speakers from the FAO, national fisheries groups and global companies such as McDonalds, presenting an overview of the marine ingredients industry. The panel will discuss current and future global trends, the effectiveness of free trade agreements and positive experiences and obstacles encountered by fishery companies in international trade. Following the panel on market opportunities, Mallison will also present in a panel on certification, discussing the benefits and challenges of certification schemes with reference to the IFFO Responsible Supply standard.

More information on this event can be found here.

IFFO’s reactions to the event will be published here.

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Notes for Editors

  1. IFFO is an international trade organisation that represents and promotes the marine ingredients industry, such as fishmeal, fish oil and other related industries. Marine ingredients are nutritious products used mainly for aquafeed, land animal feed as well as for human consumption and are derived from marine organisms such as fish, krill, shellfish and algae. IFFO’s members reside in more than 50 countries, account for over 50% of world production and 75% of the fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide. IFFO is an accredited Observer to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). 
  2. Fishmeal is a natural, balanced, highly nutritious feed ingredient used in diets for farmed fish and crustaceans and as a high protein supplement in nutritionally demanding periods in the life cycle of pigs and poultry, as well as in pet food.
  3. Fish oil is the major natural source (97%) of the healthy long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Most fish oil is used in feeds for farmed fish and there is an expanding market for fish oil for human nutritional supplements and functional foods.