IFFO technical director to retire

THE technical director of IFFO, the marine ingredients organisation, announced today he will retire at the end of the year.
Andrew Jackson, has been with IFFO for nine years and has worked in the fish industry for 40 years, will stay on as the part-time chairman of the IFFO Responsible Supply Certification Programme (IFFO RS) standard.
He helped launched the standard in 2009.
Jackson has been a core part of the IFFO team and his work has been pivotal in driving the marine ingredients industry forward.
It was fitting, said IFFO, that he was given the prestigious Seafood Champion award at the Seaweb Seafood Summit in New Orleans in February, recognising the contribution he has made to the wider seafood industry.
Jackson said: ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with IFFO and have seen many changes both within the organisation and within the industry as a whole.
‘I have seen IFFO develop considerably and add a range of new services for its members.
‘It has managed to gain a much stronger voice in the world of fisheries and aquaculture through its work with a range of governments and international bodies and the launching of its Responsible Supply standard (IFFO RS).
‘The industry has adopted many new practices including, in many cases, becoming a strong advocate for better fisheries management.
‘The result of this hard work is that fishmeal and fish oil are increasingly being seen as strategic ingredients, which are produced from responsibly sourced raw materials and we have seen a steady rise in prices reflecting their unique nutritional qualities for both animals and humans.’
IFFO will be appointing a new technical director to take over from Jackson from January 2016.