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 Progress on Proposals on Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) (2013-2020)

Date Added: February 23, 2021
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Tags: FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC
Language: English
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Report Type: Final

Description

Created in January 2021, this infographic shows the number of tuna RFMO actions from 2013-2020 related to fish aggregating devices (FADs) that aligned with ISSF’s advocacy recommendations.

Our “RFMO Progress” infographic series conveys how these “cumulative wins” for key issues in sustainable fishing have increased over time across WCPFC, ICCAT, IATC, and IOTC.