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 Port State Measures

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
2021 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) (for June 2021 Meeting) April 29, 2021 N/A French IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements, Translated N/A Final April 29, 2021
2021 IOTC Position Statement (for June 2021 Meeting) April 26, 2021 N/A English IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements N/A Final April 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
Key Gaps and Priorities in Tuna RFMO Port State Measures March 19, 2021 N/A English N/A Advocacy, CCSBT, Featured, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Port State Measures, RFMOs, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final March 19, 2021