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 Sticky

Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
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Conservation Measures by Category May 7, 2021 N/A English N/A Bycatch, Conservation Measures, Sticky, Tuna Conservation Measures, Infographics N/A Final May 7, 2021
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