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 Jefferson Murua

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 2014-06: ISSF Skipper Workshops. Collaboration between Scientists and Fishing Industry to Mitigate Bycatch April 16, 2014 Dr. Jefferson Murua, Dr. Gala Moreno, Martin Hall, David Itano, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Victor Restrepo English N/A Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 16, 2014
Presentations from International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries (2019) April 24, 2019 Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Jefferson Murua, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Ana Justel-Rubio English N/A Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Ecosystem, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Justel-Rubio, science, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna Meeting Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Workshop Report April 24, 2019