IFFO has welcomed GLOBEFISH as a Non-Producer member. As a unit of the United Nations Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (FAO), GLOBEFISH is responsible for information on international fish trade and recently celebrated its 30th birthday.
"With three decades of experience in gathering, assessing, analysing and disseminating up-to-date marketing and trade information worldwide, GLOBEFISH’s work perfectly partners with that of IFFO’s and we look forward to continuing to work closely together in the future", IFFO stated in a press release.
IFFO’s relationship with FAO has grown from strength to strength over the past few years. IFFO is an accredited observer to FAO but recently has also participated as an observing body in the OECD-FAO agri-commodities working group meeting. This group produces an annual update on the Agricultural Outlook for the following 10 years, a report that is becoming an important reference point for both the public and private sector worldwide. IFFO is playing a key role as the only industry organization called to contribute to the fish and seafood section. IFFO is also collaborating in a joint project with FAO and the China Society of Fishery (CSF) on improving the statistics on China production of fishmeal and fish oil.