PI 2.4.1 Outcome (O)

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A multidisciplinary approach to build new designs of biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs)

This paper describes new bio non-entangling FAD designs ISSF is developing ("Jelly-FAD") (Recommendations on FAD construction & trials on p. 12, photographic guide on p. 15)

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Addressing FAD Ecological Impacts (Infographic)

This infographic explains how tuna fishers use FADs and lists four main ways that FADs affect non-target species (such as sharks and sea turtles) and ocean ecosystems.

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BioFADs: New Trials and Large-Scale Deployment (infographic)

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Collective Best Practices for Well-Managed FAD Fisheries Guide (PDF)

Best practices for Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) fisheries collaboratively developed by the NGO Tuna Forum

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Electronic Monitoring Vendors and Data Submission Information

EMS vendors & providers (pp. 1-2)
FAD tracking & echosounder biomass data format guidance (pp. 5-6)
FAD tracking and echosounder biomass data tRFMO recipients (pp. 3)
LL Bycatch raw Data tRFMO recipients (pp. 4)

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FAD Watch: a collaborative initiative to minimize the impact of FADs in coastal ecosystems

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Fisheryprogress.org Website and Resources

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From biodegradable to biodegradable FADs (PDF)

See p. 37, Doc. No. j-FAD_08/2017

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ISSF 2016-18A: Workshop on the Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), English

Biodegradable FADs - Workshop Report (ENG)

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ISSF 2016-18B: Taller sobre el Uso de Dispositivos Concentradores de Peces Biodegradables (DCPs), Spanish

Biodegradable FADs - Workshop Report (ESP)

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ISSF 2016-18C: Atelier sur l’utilisation de Dispositifs de Concentration des Poissons (DCP) Biodégradables, French

Biodegradable FADs - Workshop Report (FRA)

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ISSF 2018-07: Design Workshop on the Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices in Ghanaian Purse Seine and Pole and Line Tuna Fleets

Biodegradable FADs - Ghana Workshop Report

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ISSF 2018-16: A Pre-Assessment of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria: Principle 2

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ISSF 2018-19B: Taller para la Reduccion del Impacto de la Estructura de los Dispositivos Concentradores de Peces en el Ecosistema, Spanish

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ISSF 2019-08: Report of the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries | Rome, Italy, 12-13 March 2019

The workshop focused on six sessions: (1) Bycatch of the tuna purse seine fishery, (2) sharks and rays, (3) small bigeye and yellowfin tuna, (4) FAD structure impacts, (5) FAD management, and, (6) looking ahead: the next 10 years. Hyperlink to presentations available in the Introduction section of the report.

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ISSF 2019-11: Recommended Best Practices for FAD management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

This report provides practical examples that fleets could adopt as their FAD management policies

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ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification

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ISSF 2020-11: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with Emphasis on FADs

This document summarizes recommended best practices for tropical tuna FAD fisheries, linked to MSC Performance Indicators.

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ISSF 2020-15: Information and monitoring best practices for tropical tuna purse seine fisheries relative to the MSC standard

This paper describes best-practice monitoring activities for each MSC PI based on data needs, as well as to identify data monitoring systems, sources, and technology that can be used to collect this information.

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ISSF Conservation Measure 1.2: RFMO Participation

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ISSF Conservation Measure 3.7: Transactions with Vessels or Companies with Vessel-Based FAD Management Policies

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ISSF Glossary

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ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, English

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ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, French

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ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Japanese

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ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Korean

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ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Simplified Chinese

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ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Spanish

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ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Traditional Chinese

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Longline FIPs Best Practices checklist

Checklist of actions that Longline FIPs can perform to achieve high-level best practices with the objective of achieving MSC certification.

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Marine Stewardship Council Guidance for Using the MSC Benchmarking and Tracking Tool (BMT) (PDF)

Tool to benchmark and track fisheries as they progress towards sustainability and MSC certification

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Performance evaluation of a shallow prototype versus a standard depth traditional design drifting fish-aggregating device in the equatorial eastern Pacific tuna purse-seine fishery

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Purse Seine FIPs Best Practices checklist

Checklist of actions that Purse Seine FIPs can perform to achieve high-level best practices with the objective of achieving MSC certification.

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RFMO Position Statements

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Reducing FAD Impacts on Ocean & Coastal Ecosystems (Infographic)

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Report on analyses of the 2016/2021 PNA FAD tracking programme (24July-10Aug) - Rev.01

Example of analyses of FAD trajectory data provided to RFMO scientific bodies

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Results of BIOFAD project: testing designs and identify options to mitigate impacts of drifting fish aggregating devices on the ecosystem

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Side Events on Harvest Strategies, Harvest Control Rules, Management Strategy Evaluations, or Other Topics

Fisheries improvement stakeholders have an opportunity to organize side events in collaboration with ISSF on a topic relevant to FIPs (e.g, harvest strategies, harvest control rules, management strategy evaluations, or other topics). Use the FIP Support Form to contact us.

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Testing Designs and Identify Options to Mitigate Impacts of Drifting FADs on the Ecosystem

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The Jelly-FAD: a paradigm shift in bio-FAD design

This document (i) summarizes lessons learned in bio-FADs testing in the three oceans, (ii) proposes the new Jelly-FAD design, and (iii) provides recommendations to reduce the impact of dFADs and on bio-FADs construction and use.

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Vessels in Other Sustainability Initiatives (VOSI)

Fishing vessels can register on this public vessel list to show they are operating in Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified fisheries, participating in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs), or both.

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What Does Well-Managed FAD Use Look Like within a Tropical Purse Seine Fishery? (PDF)

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Who Determines Sustainability? (PDF)

Publication on history and status of fishery certifications (including MSC) and FIPs

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