World: The future of aquaculture at stake as Atlantic fishing quota talks resume

Faroe Islands
Published Jan 31, 2024

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The Northeast Atlantic Coastal States are struggling to agree on catch quotas for mackerel, blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring, leading to a decrease in volumes of certified fishmeal and fish oil. This could potentially be replaced with ingredients like soy and wheat, which could impact the nutrient content of fish and affect carbon neutral strategies of feed producers. The article highlights the importance of responsibly sourced fishmeal for the health and welfare of fish, and warns of the potential loss of nutritional and environmental benefits of seafood without it.
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Petter Johannessen is director general of the Marine Ingredients Organisation (IFFO), which represents producers of fishmeal, fish oil and other related industries Negotiations among Northeast Atlantic Coastal States resumed last week. What is at stake is the sustainability of the fish biomass and the future of the aquaculture sector. The Coastal States should not miss this opportunity. If we don’t make it possible for feed producers across the world to have access to responsibly sourced fishmeal, seafood could be at risk of no longer being the super, nutrient-dense and low-carbon food it is now. There has been nothing new on the political front since 2020, when Atlanto-Scandian blue whiting and herring lost all their certificates because the Northeast Atlantic Coastal States kept failing to comply with a shared quota agreement set by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). Nothing has happened since then, except for the coordinated efforts by the industry ...
Source: Intrafish
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