IFFO's Members Meeting highlights the key role of science

meetingIFFO’s Members Meeting took place in Miami from the 16th to the 17th April, gathering 220 delegates from 29 countries, representing the fishmeal and fish oil sector, the aquaculture and nutraceutical industry as well as scientists and certification programme representatives.

At a time when the first anchovy season is starting in the North-Centre of Peru, the speakers shared positive expectations for a rebound in fishmeal and fish oil production to take place in 2024 after last year being marked by the El Nino / La Nina phenomenon.

With 20 speakers, the emphasis was very much on market trends and science and how evidence-based considerations can help frame the understanding of the sector and its contribution to the global food system.

Everything starts with facts and data. These have to be our North star to support informed decision making in a wide range of fields such as fishery management, traceability, mitigation of environmental impacts, enforcement of labour rights” stated Petter Martin Johannessen, IFFO's Director general at the end of the meeting.

The key takeaways of the meeting are available here.

IFFO’s next meeting will be its annual conference in Lisbon from 21st to 23rd October 2024.