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.

ISSF 2011-02: Report of the 2011 ISSF Stock Assessment Workshop. Stock-Recruitment Relationships and Juvenile and Small Tuna Mortality.

Date Added: March 21, 2017
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Tags: Bycatch
Authors: ISSF
Language: English
Author(s): ISSF
report_type: Workshop Report

Description

A workshop was held to examine two issues that significantly affect scientific management advice and which are not always being treated consistently in tuna stock assessments: (1) Assumptions about the stock-­recruitment relationship, and (2) evaluating the implications of changing mortality on juvenile and small tunas. The workshop reviewed available information and conducted several preliminary analyses.