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.

Non-Entangling & Biodegradable FADs Guide tagged with Acoustic Discrimination

Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
Acoustic Discrimination Technology to Support Selective Fishing November 24, 2020 English N/A Acoustic Discrimination, Bycatch Mitigation, Ecosystem, FADs, Purse Seine, Tuna Infographics N/A Final November 24, 2020
Acoustic Discrimination Timeline: Research and Publications April 20, 2021 English N/A Acoustic Discrimination, Bycatch Mitigation, Ecosystem, FADs, Purse Seine, Tuna Infographics N/A Final April 20, 2021
ISSF 2018-20: Compendium of at-Sea Bycatch Mitigation Research Activities as of September 2018* October 2, 2018 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Gala Moreno, K. Schaefer, Fabien Forget, Igor Sancristobal, David Itano, Dr. Melanie Hutchinson English N/A Acoustic Discrimination, Bigeye Tuna, Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Purse Seine, Rays, science, Sea Turtles, Sharks Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report October 2, 2018
ISSF Scientific Research with Tuna Fleets, 2011-Present April 20, 2021 English N/A Acoustic Discrimination, Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch Mitigation, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, ISSF, science, Sharks, Tuna Infographics N/A Final April 20, 2021