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 Justel-Rubio

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 2016-10: A Maximum Likelihood Approach for Calculating Fish Hold Volume for Tuna Purse Seine Vessels June 22, 2016 Justel-Rubio, Restrepo English N/A Capacity Management, Justel-Rubio, Purse Seine, Restrepo, science, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report June 22, 2016
ISSF 2017-01: Computing a Global Rate of Non-Target Species Catch (Bycatch) in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries* February 7, 2017 Justel-Rubio, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch, Justel-Rubio, Purse Seine, Restrepo, science, Tuna Bycatch, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 7, 2017
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 2018-04: Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries February 28, 2018 Justel-Rubio, Koehler, Restrepo, Ruiz English N/A Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Justel-Rubio, Koehler, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 28, 2018
ISSF 2019-08: Report of the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries April 24, 2019 Dagorn, J. Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Ecosystem, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Purse Seine, Rays, Restrepo, science, Sharks, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna Meeting Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Workshop Report April 24, 2019
ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification* March 16, 2020 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Hilario Murua, Juan Pedro Monteagudo English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Hilario Murua, Justel-Rubio, Longline, Monteagudo, MSC Certification, Restrepo, 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 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Hilario Murua, Juan Pedro Monteagudo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Hilario Murua, Justel-Rubio, Monteagudo, Moreno, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Tuna Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report March 16, 2020
ISSF 2021-11: Questions and Answers About FADs and Bycatch* June 10, 2021 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Victor Restrepo English N/A Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Ecosystem, FADs, Hilario Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo Bycatch, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report June 10, 2021
ISSF 2021-12: A Snapshot of the Large-Scale Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets as of July 2021* September 8, 2021 Ana Justel-Rubio, Lorena Recio English N/A Capacity Management, Justel-Rubio, Purse Seine, Recio, RFMOs, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report September 8, 2021
Presentations from International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries (2019) April 24, 2019 Dagorn, J. Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Ecosystem, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo, science, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna Meeting Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Workshop Report April 24, 2019