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 2018-16: MSC Principle 2 Pre-assessment Report Materials

Date Added: May 22, 2018
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Tags: Harvest Strategies, MSC Certification, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Tuna
Authors: ISSF
Language: English
report_type: Technical Report

Description

Download this .zip file to access supporting materials for our technical report ISSF 2018-16: A Pre-Assessment of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria: Principle 2.

The report uses the MSC definition of a unit of assessment (UoA), which is the combination of the fish stock (biologically distinct unit) with the fishing method (vessel[s] targeting that stock) in a specific area. In total, 166 UoAs have been identified for these pre-assessments.

The zipped file contains 168 individual items:

  • A P2 scoring overview summary table (in Excel)
  • A PSA scores summary table (in Excel)
  • 166 UoA individual reports (in Word)