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 2019 Position Statements

Date Added: February 15, 2021
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RMFOs: IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC
Tags: Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Tuna, WCPFC
Language: English, French, Spanish
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Report Type: Final

Description

This PDF compiles all of our 2019 Position Statements, which were prepared in advance of the annual meetings of these tuna RFMOs:

  • Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) — in English and Spanish
  • International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) — in English, French and Spanish
  • Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) — in English and French
  • Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

The statements also include “top asks” and global priorities for RFMOs.