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 2021-13: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. September 2021*

Date Added: October 1, 2021
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Tags: Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna Species, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Sticky, Stock Assessment, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna
Authors: ISSF
Language: English
Featured: False
Report Type: Technical Report

Description

ISSF 2021-13: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. September 2021 summarizes and rates the status and management of 23 major commercial tuna stocks, based on the most recent scientific assessments as well as management measures adopted by the RFMOs.

Known as ISSF’s “Status of the Stocks” report, it uses a consistent methodology focused on three factors: Abundance, Exploitation/Management, and Environmental Impact (bycatch). It does not replace the more detailed information available directly from the RFMOs. But it does serve as a single source in which uniform information is presented. It is reviewed by the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee, which provides advice on its content.

Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna features charts, graphs, and individual stock assessments, which are organized by ocean or by ocean region. It also includes a list of Marine Stewardship Council-certified tuna fisheries (p. 115-117).Blu