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 2020-15: Information and Monitoring Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries Relative to the MSC Standard

Date Added: September 8, 2020
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Tags: Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine
Authors: Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo
Language: English
Report Type: Technical Report

Description

This report describes best practices in collecting fisheries information to monitor fishing activities relative to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) scoring indicators.

Best-practice monitoring activities are described for each MSC Performance Indicator (PI) based on data needs to ensure effective and enforceable sustainable fishery management as well as to identify data monitoring systems, sources, and technology that can be used to collect this information.