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 2018-04: Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

Date Added: February 28, 2018
Authors: Dr. Victor Restrepo, Ana Justel-Rubio, Holly Koehler, Jon Ruiz
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Tags: Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Purse Seine, Tuna
Language: English
Featured: False
Report Type: Technical Report

Description

ISSF 2018-04: Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries presents minimum standards for electronic monitoring systems on tropical tuna purse seine vessels. These standards are meant to be auditable for the purpose of demonstrating best practice.

See our infographic based on this report.