IFFO announces incoming President and Vice President
Following elections for the new IFFO Management Board (starting 1st January 2018), IFFO is pleased to announce that the incoming President is Eduardo Goycoolea and Vice President is Anne Mette Bæk. IFFO’s Producer members elected representatives for their countries to the board in September and the President and Vice President were confirmed at the IFFO Board Meeting on 23rd October. The full Management Board for 2018-2019 is as follows:
- Peru: Humberto Speziani, Walter Martinez, Gonzalo De Romaña and Fernando Ribaudo
- Chile: Felipe Zaldivar, Eduardo Goycoolea, and Juan Carlos Ferrer
- Denmark: Anne Mette Bæk
- Norway: Arnt-Ove Hoddevik
- Iceland: Johann Peter Andersen
- USA: Jostein Rortveit
- Rest of the World: Mike Copeland and Helge Korsager
FIFO figures below 1 for salmonids in 2015
IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organisation, has calculated new Fish In: Fish Out ratios (FIFO) for 2015 and for the first time FIFO figures for salmonids are below 1. Calculated with FAO data, Fish In: Fish Out ratios (FIFO) have been used by as a way of reviewing the consumption of wild fish by the sector since the 1990s. Salmonids have drawn attention on this subject in the past, and have been criticised previously for their use of fishmeal and fish oil. In 2015 the sector produced more fish protein than it consumed.
Previously, IFFO provided figures for FIFO for 2000 and 2010 and has now updated these using 2015 production and consumption data. The 2015 figures retain the trend of reducing FIFOs seen between 2000 and 2010. Overall fed aquaculture FIFOs have declined from 0.63 to 0.33 to 0.22 over the period. Succinctly put, this means that for every 1kg of wild fish consumed by the aquaculture industry as feed, a total of 4.55kg of farmed fish was produced in 2015. As aquafeed volume has continued to increase against a background of finite fishmeal and fish oil supply, we may expect that in 2017 the figure is even higher.
IFFO’s Technical Director Dr Neil Auchterlonie, who calculated these figures noted “the fishmeal industry supports the production of a significantly greater volume of protein for humanity than would be supplied merely through the direct consumption of the fish used as raw material in the production process. This represents a significant contribution to global food security.”