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Purse Seine Fishing: Different Methods


Marine life can be attracted to any inanimate floating object — either naturally occurring, including large dead animals, or manmade objects like FADs. However scientists have defined a strict definition for catches that are truly FAD-free. Victor Restrepo, Chair, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee, Jerry Scott, Senior Advisor, NOAA-Fisheries Southeast Science Center, and Laurent Dagorn, Senior Scientist Institut De Recherche Pour Le Développement, discuss the differences in purse seinesets” and why its important to properly distinguish.