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.

FAD Use, FIPs, & the MSC Standard

Date Added: September 24, 2019
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Tags: Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Tuna
Authors: ISSF
Language: English
Report Type: Final

Description

This infographic illustrates conclusions in the report ISSF 2019-11: Recommended Best Practices for FAD Management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries.

It shows actions that purse-seine fisheries that use Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) — and are participating in a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) — should take to earn Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.