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IFA And Bim Host Seafood By-Products Seminar

by the Fish Site Editor
01 June 2010, at 1:00am

IRELAND - Costs of disposing of waste and by products from seafood processing and aquaculture production have increased significantly over the last number of years since the introduction of specific by-products regulations.

Reducing these costs and finding alternative outlets for by-products is now a priority for most companies. Recognising this need, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Aquaculture and the Irish Sea Fisheries Board's (BIM) Aquaculture division will host a special seminar in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on June 16th starting at 11.00am.

The seminar will be open to all seafood processors and aquaculture operators and will look at the two main issues on by-products through specialist talks and discussions 1. Regulationof by-products and 2. Options and opportunities for disposal / sale.

Options for the industry for alternatives to rendering of seafood by products are gradually coming on stream, including incineration, composting, anaerobic digestion and transformation into technical products. All of these areas will be looked at in detail at the seminar.

IFA Aquaculture Executive Secretary, Richie Flynn said: “We hope this event can offer practical advice as well as a forum for discussion and networking for industry on a very practical concern. IFA is working hard across all sectors to help reduce producer costs during these difficult economic times.”

the Fish Site Editor