IFFO’s China Workshop to focus on sustainability and market dynamics within the marine ingredients supply chain

London, 28 September 2021

IFFO - The Marine Ingredients Organisation will hold a China fishmeal and fish oil Workshop on 11 November. This will take place as an offline event with a few remote guest speakers in Hangzhou Marriott Hotel Qianjiang, China, commencing at 9am China Standard Time.

With a strong focus on China, the morning session will address the current state of the industry in China as well as the application of fishmeal in aquaculture feed. Scientific and technical findings will also be shared regarding the influence of fishmeal on the growth performance and quality of Litopenaeus Vannamei, also known as Pacific white shrimp and now the most farmed shrimp in Asia. Presenters will also dive into the requirements of sustainability certification programmes for marine ingredients and the benefits they bring.

The afternoon session will deliver a more global perspective and rely on IFFO’s Technical and Market Research Directors, Dr Brett Glencross and Dr. Enrico Bachis’ presentations on global market demand and supply as well as technical constraints and opportunities to fishmeal and fish oil use in aquaculture species.

Speakers will include Prof. Yang Haipeng, Former Chief Researcher at the China National Feed Quality Control Centre, Zhang Haitao, Vice President, Guangdong Hengxing Feed Industry Co., Prof. Zhou Qicun, Ningbo University, Dr. Feng Minyi, Technical Manager, Cargill China and Danny Zhang, Senior Manager at Food Division of NSF Shanghai Co.

Maggie Xu, Director of IFFO China, explains: “China’s increased enforcement of environmental rules while investing in higher-value aquaculture projects is impacting the feed sector. As a global organisation, IFFO wants to shed a light on the current state of the fishmeal and fish oil industry in China, how marine ingredients are being used and their efficiency assessed and how certification standards are perceived. With a low carbon footprint, fishmeal and fish oil’s contribution to the aquaculture sector is strategic”.

The full agenda can be accessed here. This workshop is available to the public. Delegates will need to register here, the deadline of which is 8 November, Beijing time.

The workshop will take place in Chinese mandarin and consecutive interpretation between English and Chinese languages will be provided during the afternoon session. 


About IFFO - The Marine Ingredients Organisation:

IFFO is an international trade organisation that represents the marine ingredients industry, such as fishmeal, fish oil and other related industries. Marine ingredients are nutritious products used mainly for aquafeed, land animal feed as well as for human consumption and are derived from marine organisms such as fish, krill, shellfish and algae. IFFO’s members reside in more than 50 countries, account for over 55% of world production and 75% of the fishmeal and fish oil traded worldwide. IFFO is an accredited Observer to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). More information at www.iffo.com