November 2021 Editorial

The Roundtable on Marine Ingredients which IFFO launched mid October together with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership is the demonstration of our strong conviction that solutions lie in collective thinking. The IFFO October webinar has also provided evidence that the marine ingredients sector is a vital part of the wider value chain. Robust relationships are needed to ensure that the interfaces and overlaps between stakeholders from different sectors are well covered, make sense and complement each other.

Through this strong connection, we will manage to be heard and advocate for blue foods to be better recognised in global, regional and national food production systems. Even in a specific sector such as feed, the contribution of the blue economy is underestimated.

As IFFO has unveiled its new campaign to explain climate change implications in relation to the marine ingredients industry, reduction of carbon footprint should be a priority. The marine ingredients carbon footprint is notoriously low. To go even deeper, we will soon offer our Members a webinar focusing on this topic, with the most recent calculations on fisheries materials, by-products and grains.


The November issue addresses the following topics: