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 — 2021: FAD Management

Date Added: October 5, 2021
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Tags: Best Practices, CCSBT, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC
Language: English
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Report Type: Snapshot

Description

This “snapshot” identifies best practices in Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) management, and then shows each RFMO’s progress in implementing those practices. The snapshot was updated in June 2021.