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.

Presentations from International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries (2019)

Date Added: April 24, 2019
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Tags: Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Ecosystem, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo, science, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna
Authors: Dagorn, J. Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo
Language: English
report_type: Workshop Report

Description

This 55-page PDF compiles the slide presentations from the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries, which was held in Rome on March 12-13, 2019, and co-funded by ISSF and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project.

For more information on the workshop, see the companion report ISSF 2019-08: Report of the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries. Rome, Italy, 12-13 March, 2019