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 Rays

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 2018-20: Compendium of at-Sea Bycatch Mitigation Research Activities as of September 2018* October 2, 2018 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Gala Moreno, K. Schaefer, Fabien Forget, Igor Sancristobal, David Itano, Dr. Melanie Hutchinson English N/A Acoustic Discrimination, Bigeye Tuna, Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Purse Seine, Rays, science, Sea Turtles, Sharks Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report October 2, 2018
ISSF 2019-08: Report of the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries April 24, 2019 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Jefferson Murua, Fabien Forget, Ana Justel-Rubio English N/A Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Ecosystem, FADs, Purse Seine, Rays, science, Sharks, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna Meeting Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Workshop Report April 24, 2019
Tropical Purse Seine Fisheries Bycatch: Indian Ocean June 19, 2019 English N/A Bycatch, FADs, Purse Seine, Rays, Sharks, Tuna Infographics N/A Final June 19, 2019
Tropical Purse Seine Fisheries Bycatch: Western and Central Pacific Ocean June 19, 2019 English N/A Bycatch, FADs, Purse Seine, Rays, Sharks, Tuna Infographics N/A Final June 19, 2019