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Document: ISSF 2021-11: Questions and Answers About FADs and Bycatch*

This report answers key questions about Fish Aggregating Devices, or FADs — man-made floating objects used to aggregate tunas. The authors compare the catch composition of target tuna species in both FAD and free-swimming school purse-seine sets, consider the bycatch of non-target species, discuss fishing effects in relation to juvenile tunas, and address other FAD issues.

ISSF 2021-11 is an update of two earlier versions of the report (Dagorn and Restrepo, 2011 and Restrepo et al., 2017).


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Murua, H., Dagorn, L., Justel-Rubio, A., Moreno, G. and Restrepo, V. 2021. Questions and Answers about FADs and Bycatch (Version 3). ISSF Technical Report 2021-11. International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, Washington, D.C., USA