The AAC recognizes difference between FIFO and FFDR and how it is used by different stakeholders in different situations. Having said that, with a finite supply of fishmeal and fish oil, further growth of the aquaculture feed production will automatically result in an even further reduction of the inclusion of marine resources in the diets.

The AAC believes it is more important to communicate to the media and the consumers the need for sustainable sourced marine ingredients for fish feed and that any other ingredient used in aquafeeds. These should be expected to be subjected to the same level of scrutiny applied to marine-source materials whilst also of stressing the need of reduction of FIFO within the EU aquaculture sector.

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