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 2017-06: A Summary of Bycatch Issues and ISSF Mitigation Activities To Date in Purse-Seine Fisheries, with Emphasis on FADs* November 27, 2017 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, David Itano, Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno English N/A Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Justel-Rubio, Purse Seine, science Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report November 27, 2017
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