Workshop on Different Approaches to Limit the Number of FADs in the Oceans
The use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) has several known impacts on target tuna stocks, non-target species, and the broader ecosystem. Limiting the number of FADs in each Ocean region, together with other measures such as biodegradable FADs, can be a tool to address several of these impacts.
ISSF convened a workshop with a small group of experts to consider different principles of economic theory that could be used to make FAD limits more effective. A workshop report highlights recommendations on actions that can be taken to incentivize fewer FAD deployments and higher rates of FAD recovery.
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