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’s Scientist Advisors Reflect on a Decade of Discovery

Date Added: April 13, 2020
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Tags: ISSF, science
Authors: ISSF
Language: English
report_type: Final

Description

In this piece from SeafoodNews.com — posted with permission — publisher John Sackton introduces an op-ed written by members of ISSF’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

The February 2019 op-ed, called “Why We Do It, and How We’re Making a Difference,” was authored by Meryl Williams, Jerry Scott, John Hampton, Alejandro Anganuzzi, Andrew Rosenberg, Dale Squires, Josu Santiago, Laurent Dagorn, Jerry Scott, Keith Sainsbury, and Alexandre Aires-da-Silva.