GAA, IFFO Partner To Improve Responsible Fishmeal Supplies In Southeast Asia

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation, have joined forces and funding on a responsible fishmeal project to improve the understanding of the fisheries of Southeast Asia supplying raw material for fishmeal production.

The study will look at the issues from the perspective of social, economic and environmental sustainability with the aim of identifying where improvements can be prioritized and targeted to enable increasingly responsible supplies of fishmeal. This will support change in fisheries management in the region, driving the adoption of certification in the supply chain, which will ultimately support the development of best practice in aquaculture.

A variety of relevant and critical stakeholders including NGOs, governments, feed companies and standards holders will be invited to participate. Duncan Leadbitter (Fish Matter Pty) has been retained to lead the project on behalf of the two organizations. The project will begin in July 2017 and is expected to run for 18 months.

Click here to view the joint press release from GAA and IFFO.