IFFO welcomes the Peruvian anchovy fishery launch of FIP

Friday, March 10, 2017

A pivotal and positive step was taken in the marine ingredients industry this week, with the launch of the Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) for the Peruvian anchovy fishery. The aim of the FIP is to get a “certifiable status” according to the guidelines of the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions (CASS).  Launched by The Peruvian National Fisheries Society (SNP) and the Center for Development and Sustainable Fisheries (CeDePesca), this fishery is one of the largest in the world, producing up to 6 metric tonnes of material annually and is therefore a vital part of the marine ingredients industry. 

In a statement by SNP, chairperson Elena Conterno noted that “the industrial anchovy fishery is very well managed and controlled: a recent report by OECD highlights the controls of the fishery and the World Bank has recently issued a report and video putting this fishery as an example. Of course, we have some challenges, which we will address with this FIP. We are very happy of launching this project together with CeDePesca”.

In welcoming this development, IFFO’s Director General Andrew Mallison said “the Peruvian fishing industry and government have for many years shown a very progressive attitude towards responsible fishery management. This project will help demonstrate the controls in place and allow external assessment and certification if needed.”

For more information about this project, please see the following link to a press release by SNP - http://www.snp.org.pe/peruvian-anchovy-fishery-launches-a-fip/

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Notes for Editors

  1. IFFO represents the marine ingredients industry worldwide. 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. Approximately 5 million tonnes of fishmeal are produced each year globally, together with 1 million tonnes of fish oil. IFFO’s headquarters are located in London in the United Kingdom and it also has offices in Lima, Peru, and in Beijing, China. 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.