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.

RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2020: IUU Vessel Listing

Date Added: February 10, 2020
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Tags: Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC
Authors: ISSF
Language: English
report_type: Snapshot

Description

This “snapshot” identifies best practices in IUU vessel listing, and then shows each RFMO’s progress in implementing those practices. The snapshot was updated in February 2020.

See our related report, ISSF 2020-02: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs.*