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.

Longline FIPs Best Practices Checklist

Date Added: April 28, 2020
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Tags: Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Longline
Authors: ISSF
Language: English
report_type: Final

Description

This Excel document, developed by ISSF in April 2020, shows high-level best practices for longline fisheries improvement projects (FIPs) to follow.

Each high-level best practice is broken down into supporting actions, and actions are color coded by category: data submission, research, fishing strategy/at-sea actions, advocacy, technical improvements, transparency, and training.