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.

Status of Tuna Harvest Control Rule Development

Date Added: June 22, 2018
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Tags: Harvest Control Rules, Harvest Strategies, Strategic Plan, Tuna
Language: English

Description

This infographic, updated in June 2018, shows which commercial tuna stocks have harvest control rules (HCRs) today, have harvest control rules in development, or do not have harvest control rules.

It appears on the Advancing Sustainable Tuna Fisheries microsite, which explores ISSF’s accomplishments to date as well as strategic goals in the 2018-2022 ISSF Strategic Plan.