(31st March) The members of the Global Roundtable on Marine Ingredients congratulate the Government of Mauritania for initiating the development of a management plan for the small pelagics fishery in 2018/19, which is essential for its ongoing sustainable development. They note a number of environmental and social concerns about some regional fisheries. In a document contributing to the FIP management plan, currently open to consultation, they express their support for the management plan process and put forward their suggestions for how the management plan might look.
Members of the Global Roundtable on Marine Ingredients are: Global Seafood Alliance, Nestlé, Federation of European Aquaculture Producers, Olvea, MarinTrust, IFFO – The Marine Ingredients Organisation, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, Biomar, Cargill, Skretting, and Aquaculture Stewardship Council. The Roundtable is chaired by Árni M. Mathiesen, Senior Advisor at the Icelandic Ocean Cluster and former Assistant Director-General of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department at the FAO. It is an initiative led by IFFO – The Marine Ingredients Organisation and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.
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