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 Koehler

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 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 2018-18: Reporting and Transparency of Catch and/or Effort Quotas in Tuna RFMOS: A Survey Paper July 12, 2018 Holly Koehler, Restrepo English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Restrepo, RFMOs, WCPFC Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report July 12, 2018
ISSF 2019-11: Recommended Best Practices for FAD Management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries July 31, 2019 Gala Moreno, Hilario Murua, Holly Koehler, Victor Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Hilario Murua, Koehler, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report July 31, 2019
ISSF 2021-05: Survey of Human Observer Programs for Purse Seine Vessels and a Set of Best Practices* April 21, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Purse Seine, RFMOs, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report April 21, 2021
ISSF 2021-06: Tuna RFMO Compliance Assessment Processes: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* April 9, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 9, 2021
ISSF 2021-07: Survey of the Treatment of Support/Supply/Tender Vessels in Tuna RFMOs* February 26, 2021 Dr. Gala Moreno, Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Moreno, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
ISSF 2021-08: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* February 26, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
ISSF 2021-09: Port State Measures in Tuna RFMOs: Benchmarking RFMO Port State Measures Against the 2009 FAO PSMA and Identifying Gaps March 18, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Port State Measures, RFMOs, Tuna, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 18, 2021