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.

Protecting Sharks: Reducing Shark Bycatch in Purse Seine Fisheries

Date Added: June 20, 2017
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Tags: Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Purse Seine, Sharks
Language: English
byline: ISSF

Description

This infographic shows steps that can be taken in purse seine fisheries, before and after the tuna catch, including methods for avoiding catching them or releasing them safely back to the water.