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 Conservation Measures

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
Aggregate Participating Company Compliance Over Time (March 2021) April 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics N/A Final April 15, 2021
Aggregate Participating Company Compliance Over Time (November 2021) November 17, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics N/A Final November 17, 2021
Atunlo — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 31, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports N/A Final March 31, 2021
Bolton Food — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Bolton Alimentari Final March 22, 2021
Bumble Bee — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Bumble Bee Seafoods Final March 22, 2021
Bycatch Mitigation Conservation Measures Category November 5, 2019 N/A English N/A Bycatch Mitigation, Conservation Measures Bycatch, Conservation Measures, Infographics Final November 5, 2019
Capacity Conservation Measures Category November 10, 2016 N/A English N/A Capacity Management, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Infographics Final November 10, 2016
Chotiwat — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 8, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Chotiwat Final April 8, 2021
Conservation Measure 2.2 Data Reporting Template for ISSF Participating Companies (Excel) July 11, 2019 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures Final July 11, 2019
Conservation Measures by Category May 7, 2021 N/A English N/A Bycatch, Conservation Measures, Sticky, Tuna Conservation Measures, Infographics Final May 7, 2021
Data Check Company Application (2021) December 31, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Applications Final December 31, 2020
Electronic Monitoring Vendors and Data Submission Information March 11, 2020 ISSF English N/A Bycatch, Conservation Measures, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, RFMOs Conservation Measures Guide March 11, 2020
Everwin Industrial Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Everwin Industrial Co. Final March 22, 2021
Foodtech JSC — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Foodtech JSC Final March 22, 2021
Frinsa Del Noroeste S.A. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Frinsa Del Noroeste S.A. Final March 22, 2021
General Tuna Corporation — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) March 21, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports General Tuna Corporation Final March 21, 2020
General Tuna Corporation — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports General Tuna Corporation Final March 22, 2021
Grupo Conservas Garavilla (Isabel) — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Grupo Conservas Garavilla (Isabel) Final March 22, 2021
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Conservation Measures Category November 10, 2016 N/A English N/A Conservation Measures, IUU Conservation Measures, Illegal Fishing, Infographics Final November 10, 2016
ISSA Compliance Policy April 27, 2017 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Audit Process, Compliance Final April 27, 2017
ISSF 2012-02: Conservation Benefits of Marine Protected Areas for Pelagic Species associated with Fisheries. A review January 25, 2012 Chassot, Davies, Kaplan, Martin, Mees English N/A Conservation Measures, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports Technical Report January 25, 2012
ISSF Annual Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report (April 2021) April 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures Final April 15, 2021
ISSF Conservation Measures (November 2021) November 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures Final November 15, 2021
ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures May 7, 2015 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Audit Process N/A May 7, 2015
ISSF Participating Company Conservation Measures (April 2021) April 14, 2021 N/A English N/A Conservation Measures Conservation Measures Final April 14, 2021
Jealsa Rianxeria, S.A.U. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 24, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Jealsa Rianxeira Final March 24, 2021
Lovering Foods Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Lovering Foods Ltd. Final April 22, 2021
Lovering Foods Ltd. — Updated Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) November 1, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Lovering Foods Ltd. Update (Remediated) November 1, 2021
Marbelize S.A. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 23, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Marbelize Final March 23, 2021
Miscellaneous Conservation Measures Category November 10, 2016 N/A English N/A Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Infographics Final November 10, 2016
Monitoring, Control & Surveillance Conservation Measures Category November 10, 2016 N/A English N/A Conservation Measures, MCS Conservation Measures, Infographics Final November 10, 2016
Negocios Industriales Real S.A. (NIRSA) — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Negocios Industriales Real (NIRSA) S.A. Final March 22, 2021
Notice to the ISSF Participating Companies and Vessels listed on the ProActive Vessel Register: Audit Protocol Override due to COVID-19 March 23, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register Audit Process, Compliance, Conservation Measures Final March 23, 2020
P.T. Aneka Tuna Indonesia — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia Final March 22, 2021
P.T. Medan Tropical Canning & Frozen Industries — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 18, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Audit Process, Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final March 18, 2021
P.T. Pahala Bahari Nusantara — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 18, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Audit Process, Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final March 18, 2021
Participating Company Audit Results (March 2021) April 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics Final April 15, 2021
Participating Company Audit Results (November 2021) November 17, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics Final November 17, 2021
Pataya Food Industries Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Pataya Food Industries Ltd. Final March 22, 2021
Princes Limited — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 23, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Princes Limited Final March 23, 2021
ProActive Vessel Register Conservation Measures Category November 9, 2018 N/A English N/A Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register Conservation Measures, Infographics Final November 9, 2018
PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) March 21, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia Final March 21, 2020
Qingdao Hengxin Aquatic Products Co., LTD — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 1, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final April 1, 2021
RFMO Support Conservation Measures Category May 7, 2021 N/A English N/A Conservation Measures, RFMOs Conservation Measures, Infographics Final May 7, 2021
RS Cannery Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports RS Cannery Co. Final March 22, 2021
Salica — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Salica Industria Alimentaria Final March 22, 2021
Sapmer — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Sapmer Final March 22, 2021
Sea Value Public Company Limited — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Sea Value Public Company Limited Final March 22, 2021
Social and Labor Standards Conservation Measures Category November 9, 2020 N/A English N/A Conservation Measures, Social and Labor Standards Conservation Measures, Infographics Final November 9, 2020
South Seas Tuna Corporation Limited — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports South Seas Final March 22, 2021
StarKist Co. — Updated Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) July 29, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports StarKist Co. Update (Remediated) July 29, 2020
StarKist — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports StarKist Co. Final March 22, 2021
Thai Union Europe — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thai Union Europe Final March 22, 2021
Thai Union Manufacturing Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thai Union Manufacturing Co. Final March 22, 2021
The Ideal Purse Seine Vessel: A Guide To Demonstrating Best Practices & Meeting ISSF Conservation Measures May 13, 2015 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Compliance, Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register, Purse Seine Infographics N/A May 13, 2015
Thunnus Overseas Group — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) March 21, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thunnus Overseas Group Final March 21, 2020
Thunnus Overseas Group — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thunnus Overseas Group Final March 22, 2021
Towards Acoustic Discrimination of Tuna Species at FADS September 12, 2016 N/A English N/A Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Conservation Measures, FADs, Purse Seine, Skipjack, Sticky, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna Bycatch, Conservation Measures N/A September 12, 2016
Traceability & Data Collection Conservation Measure Category November 13, 2019 N/A English N/A Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Infographics Final November 13, 2019
Tri Marine — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 9, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Tri Marine Final April 9, 2021
Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co. Final March 22, 2021
Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. — Updated Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) September 14, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Participating Company Audit Reports Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co. Update (Remediated) September 14, 2020
Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report (November 2021) November 17, 2021 ISSF English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures Final November 17, 2021
Vessel Policy Templates for ISSF Conservation Measures October 25, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register Compliance, Conservation Measures Final October 25, 2021
Zhejiang Qirun Food Co., LTD — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final April 15, 2021