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 2014-12: Exploration of Market Viability for the Full Retention of Non-Tuna Species in Purse Seine Fisheries

Date Added: October 5, 2016
Downloaded: 256 times
Tags: Bycatch, Purse Seine, Tuna
Authors: Lewis
Language: English
Author(s): Antony Lewis
report_type: Technical Report

Description

This is the report of the first Phase of a study contracted by ISSF on tropical tuna purse seine fisheries to (1) review bycatch levels, (2) review available information on current retention policies by RFMOs (and companies, if applicable), (3) visit major landings sites/ports to profile landings, processing capability, market demand and existing artisanal fisheries, and (4) identify a minimum of two pilot projects to test market viability.