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.

ISSF 2012-16: Third Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Bycatch Mitigation Project. Montpellier, Oct 2012

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Tags: Bycatch Mitigation
Authors: ISSF
Language: English
Author(s): ISSF
report_type: Meeting Report

Description

The objectives of this meeting were 1) to review the activities conducted under the project during the past year and 2) to identify research priorities for the future.

The report is structured in three parts: activities conducted since September 2011, research priorities and recommended practices.