As its annual meeting came to an end in Cape Town, marine ingredients organisation IFFO has announed the appointment of its new president and vice-president for 2024-25.
The new president is its current VP and CEO of Pelagia Egil Magne Haugstad. Pelagia is based in Norway, with fishmeal plants in Norway, the UK and Ireland. Pelagia is the largest producer of pelagic seafood globally and high-quality omega-3 concentrates in Norway. It also runs the largest fleet of vessels collecting by-products categories 3 and 2 from the salmon industry.
‘IFFO Members are extremely important for producing marine ingredients, which are essential for the food industry and the wellbeing of an ever-growing global population. IFFO Members work in a responsible manner and continuously encourage further development in science-based projects such as the ongoing life cycle assessment analysis,’ Egil Magne Haugstad said.
‘I look forward to contributing to develop knowledge and competence within the marine ingredients sector. We will also explore how IFFO can keep developing its services and be an even better meeting place for our industry.’
Following his appointment as vice president, Eduardo Goycoolea, who was one of the founders and first co-president of IFFO back in 2001 when it was created, stated: ‘I have worked closely with IFFO for many years and helped it become the reference point for the marine ingredients industry. IFFO’s events provide an unrivalled opportunity for the whole value chain to meet, while the organisation’s market and technical intelligence keeps developing. I am truly happy to continue supporting the organisation and its members.’