Press Releases

IFFO publishes its first Annual Report

2nd May 2017
IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organisation, this week published the first ever Annual Report for the organisation. With over half a century of history, IFFO’s work to assist and engage with the industry covers a broad canvas and this report gives a snapshot of the work in 2016. The report gives...

Predators may be less affected by catch of small fish than previously thought, new study says

3rd April 2017
Previous studies overlooked key factors in recommending lower catch of forage fish WASHINGTON (NCFC) – April 3, 2017 – New research published today in the journal Fisheries Research finds that fishing of forage species likely has a lower impact on predators than previously thought,...

IFFO RS Strategic Review Workshop - Barcelona

31st March 2017
It has been more than 7 years since the launch of the IFFO RS standard and to date the standard represents over 45% of the total world production of marine ingredients. With this in mind, the IFFO RS Governance Board have decided to produce an strategic review of the IFFO RS certification Programme...

IFFO welcomes the Peruvian anchovy fishery launch of FIP

10th March 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...

Issues with FFDR in assessing aquaculture

23rd January 2017
IFFO has published a position paper analysing the forage fish dependency ratio (FFDR) to provide clear information on this complex debate. FFDR is an often quoted term in the dialogue on fed aquaculture sustainability, but caution needs to be exercised in how the information is interpreted, and the...