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.

2022 IOTC Position Statement

Date Added: April 8, 2022
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RMFOs: IOTC
Tags: Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna
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 meeting on May 16-20, 2022, which align with the ISSF global priorities for tuna RFMOs.

A French translation of the statement is available.