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Document: Jelly-FAD Construction Guide

Our step-by-step guide shows tuna fishers how to build “jelly-FADs.” The jelly-FAD is a new model for a more ecologically sustainable fish aggregating device (FAD) design.

Jelly-FADs are not only non-entangling but also biodegradable. And they offer additional sustainability and durability advantages over previous non-entangling FAD (NEFAD) and bio-FAD designs.

Jellyfish, which drift gracefully in ocean currents, inspired the design of the jelly-FAD. Jellyfish are lightweight, free-swimming marine animals. Like jellyfish, jelly-FADs achieve “neutral buoyancy” in the ocean — they neither sink nor rise.

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