Fish oil group emphasises sustainability in China meeting

Peru and Chile have set example for sustainable fisheries, says IFFO

The International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation (IFFO) has emphasised the need for fish stock sustainability along with the buoyant market created by omega-3 demand, at its annual meeting in Beijing, China.

Director general Dr Jonathan Shepherd picked up on three themes – responsibility, value and health – as he addressed the meeting. South American fisheries were highlighted as examples of good stewardship of finite resources.

Chile and Peru have taken responsibility by adopting rights-based fishery management,” Dr Shepherd said.

“IFFO is taking responsibility by defending the industry against the ever-changing criticisms with sound science and by forming closer links and alliances with government and the value chain. On standards we introduced the IFFO Responsible Supply certification programme (IFFO-RS) 12 months ago.”

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