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 Scientific Research with Tuna Fleets, 2011-Present

Date Added: April 20, 2021
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Tags: Acoustic Discrimination, Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch Mitigation, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, ISSF, science, Sharks, Tuna
Language: English
report_type: Final

Description

This map infographic, revised in April 2021, shows the locations and extent of ISSF’s research with tuna fleets, including at-sea research cruises and biodegradable FAD projects, since 2011. Some of the research projects also have included government and NGO partners.