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 Itano

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
ISSF 2017-06: A Summary of Bycatch Issues and ISSF Mitigation Activities To Date in Purse-Seine Fisheries, with Emphasis on FADs* November 27, 2017 Dagorn, Itano, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, FADs, Itano, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo, science Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report November 27, 2017
ISSF 2018-06: Characterizing Small and Medium Scale Tuna Purse Seine and Ring Net Vessels in Indonesia March 28, 2018 Itano, J. Murua, Widodo English N/A Bycatch, FADs, Itano, Jefferson Murua, Purse Seine, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 28, 2018
ISSF 2018-20: Compendium of at-Sea Bycatch Mitigation Research Activities as of September 2018* October 2, 2018 Dagorn, Forget, Hutchinson, Itano, Moreno, Restrepo, Sancristobal, Schaefer English N/A Acoustic Discrimination, Bigeye Tuna, Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Hutchinson, Itano, Moreno, Purse Seine, Rays, Restrepo, science, Sea Turtles, Sharks Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report October 2, 2018
ISSF 2020-01: ISSF Skippers Workshops Round 9* January 9, 2020 David Itano, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Jefferson Murua, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Martin Hall English N/A Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, FADs, Itano, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Skippers Workshops Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 9, 2020