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 2016-16: Implementation of Pilot Projects to Explore the Market Viability of Full-Retention of Non-Tuna Species in Purse Seine Fisheries

Date Added: November 15, 2016
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Tags: Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Purse Seine
Authors: Lewis
Language: English
Author(s): A.D. Lewis
report_type: Technical Report

Description

This is the report of Phase 2 (2015-2016) of an ISSF study (ISSF 2014-12: Exploration of Market Viability for the Full Retention of Non-Tuna Species in Purse Seine Fisheries) on tropical tuna purse seine fisheries. In Phase 2, outcomes of pilot projects suggested for implementation in Phase 1 were monitored and reviewed. RFMO retention policies and bycatch marketing developments, especially in the WCPO and the Indian Ocean, also were considered. Pilots were evaluated, and recommendations for the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee were prepared.