Non-Entangling & Biodegradable FADs Guide

ISSF’s Non-Entangling & Biodegradable FADs guide for tuna fishers, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), governments, and vessel owners shows research-based best practices in Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) design — both to avoid bycatch and reduce marine pollution.

Four tuna RFMOs already require fleets in their regions that fish with FADs to use only non-entangling designs. Some RFMOs additionally encourage fleets to build those FADs with biodegradable materials. The guide, first published in 2012 and revised in 2019 to include the biodegradable recommendation, is available in several languages.

2021 IOTC Position Statement (for June 2021 Meeting)

Date Added: April 26, 2021
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RMFOs: IOTC
Tags: Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System
Language: English
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Report Type: Final

Description

This ISSF position statement focuses on critical measures and issues on which the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) must take action at its Virtual Commission Meeting on June 7-11, 2021, which align with the ISSF global priorities for tuna RFMOs.

A French translation of the statement is available.