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.
Jelly-FAD trial in the Pacific: A step towards sustainable fisheries
The Pacific Community (SPC), with the support of ISSF and partner fishing companies, recently deployed the first batch of biodegradable FADs, or “jelly-FADs” in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.
Developing a science-based framework for the management of drifting Fish Aggregating Devices
Biodegradable drifting fish aggregating devices: Current status and future prospects
ISSF welcomes ‘renewed cooperation’ at tuna meeting, but warns of lack of progress
Demanding action to close the net on illegal fishing in the Pacific