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 Fisheries Improvement Projects

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
FAD Use, FIPs, & the MSC Standard September 24, 2019 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Tuna Infographics N/A Final September 24, 2019
Fishery Improvement Project Process July 2, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification* March 16, 2020 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Juan Pedro Monteagudo, Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Hilario Murua English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Longline, MSC Certification, Tuna Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 16, 2020
ISSF 2020-11: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with an Emphasis on FADs* March 16, 2020 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Ana Justel-Rubio, Juan Pedro Monteagudo, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Tuna Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report March 16, 2020
ISSF 2020-15: Information and Monitoring Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries Relative to the MSC Standard September 8, 2020 Dr. Hilario Murua, Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Victor Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report September 8, 2020
ISSF 2022-02: ISSF Responsible Fishing Guidelines for Tuna Longline Fisheries January 27, 2022 Juan Pedro Monteagudo, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Longline, MSC Certification, Tuna Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 27, 2022
ISSF Resources for FIP Workplan Activity, by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicator May 25, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification N/A N/A May 25, 2018
ISSF VOSI Audit Policy February 22, 2022 ISSF English N/A Compliance, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Compliance N/A Final February 22, 2022
Longline FIPs Best Practices Checklist April 28, 2020 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Longline Guides & Best Practices N/A Final April 28, 2020
MSC Fisheries Standard (Principles & Performance Indicators) July 2, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
MSC Fisheries Standard (Principles) July 2, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
MSC Fishery Scoring Process July 2, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
Purse Seine FIPs Best Practices Checklist April 28, 2020 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Purse Seine Guides & Best Practices N/A Final April 28, 2020
VOSI Application Form May 6, 2022 ISSF English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Applications N/A Final May 6, 2022