UK.- IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organisation, has calculated new Fish In: Fish Out ratios (FIFO) for 2015 and for the first time FIFO figures for salmonids are below 1. Calculated with FAO data, Fish In: Fish Out ratios (FIFO) have been used by as a way of reviewing the consumption of wild fish by the sector since the 1990s. Salmonids have drawn attention on this subject in the past, and have been criticised previously for their use of fishmeal and fish oil. In 2015 the sector produced more fish protein than it consumed.

USA.- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information regarding import refusals for September through September 22, 2017. Over the first three weeks of September, the FDA reports that 17 of 76 (22.4%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The FDA also issued public notice of additional seafood entry line refusals in the month of August, including the identification of two more entry lines of Vietnamese shrimp refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics.

Washington.- U.S. exhibitors at the 25th annual Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, recorded their largest catch on record with projected 12-month sales of $895 million and on-sites sales of $136 million. This success was a huge win for the U.S. seafood industry, which in 2016 exported $5.2 billion of fishery products to the world. Businesses in the USA Pavilion, organized by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), received the greatest interest from buyers looking for salmon, surimi, black cod, scallops, live lobster, eel, flounder, swordfish, hake, shrimp and mackerel.