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 IUU

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
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Conservation Measures Category November 10, 2016 English N/A Conservation Measures, IUU Conservation Measures, Illegal Fishing, Infographics N/A Final November 10, 2016
ISSF 2014-08: Updated Guidance on Electronic Monitoring Systems for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries* June 5, 2014 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Javier Ariz, Jon Ruiz, Ana Justel-Rubio, Pierre Chavance English N/A Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, IUU, Purse Seine Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report June 5, 2014
ISSF 2016-03: Unique Vessel Identifiers. Application to vessels less than 24 metres, 100GT or 100GRT February 11, 2016 Ana Justel-Rubio, Claire van der Geest English N/A IUU, MCS, UVI Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 11, 2016
ISSF 2022-10: Transshipment: Strengthening Tuna RFMO Transshipment Regulations* May 18, 2022 Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, Transshipment, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 18, 2022
Open Letter in Response to Greenpeace Inquiry on Alleged IUU Activity August 13, 2015 English N/A IUU Illegal Fishing N/A N/A August 13, 2015
RFMO Best Practice Performance June 22, 2020 English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, Observer Coverage, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Vessel Lists, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final June 22, 2020
RFMO Progress on Proposals on MCS and IUU (2013-2021) January 20, 2022 English IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final January 20, 2022
The International Challenge of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing March 16, 2021 English N/A IUU Infographics N/A Final March 16, 2021
White Paper Regarding ISSF Definition Of Illegal, Unreported, And Unregulated (“IUU”) Fishing Activity July 2, 2014 English N/A IUU Illegal Fishing N/A N/A July 2, 2014