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 Stock Status

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
Distribution of Stocks of Major Commercial Tunas (2011-March 2022) March 11, 2022 English N/A Stock Status, Tuna Infographics N/A Final March 11, 2022
Distribution of Stocks of Major Commercial Tunas by Catch (2011-March 2022) March 11, 2022 English N/A Stock Status, Tuna Infographics N/A Final March 11, 2022
ISSF 2011-01: Stock Assessments 101. How Scientists Count Tuna January 1, 2011 Dr. Victor Restrepo English N/A science, Stock Status, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 1, 2011
ISSF 2012-09: Global Study on the Management of Tuna Baitfisheries August 11, 2012 Robert Gillett English N/A Capacity Management, Pole and Line, Stock Status Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report August 11, 2012
ISSF 2012-12: Harmonisation of Purse-Seine Data Collected by Tuna RFMO Observer Programmes October 19, 2012 ISSF English N/A Bycatch, Observer Programs, RFMOs, Stock Status Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report October 19, 2012
ISSF 2013-03: Report of the 2013 Stock Assessment Workshop. Harvest Control Rules and Reference Points for Tuna RFMOs March 8, 2013 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, WCPFC Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report March 8, 2013
ISSF 2015-06: Report of the 2015 Stock Assessment Workshop. Characterizing Uncertainty in Stock Assessment March 29, 2015 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, WCPFC Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report March 29, 2015
ISSF 2017-08: Management of Tuna Stocks and Fisheries. Nov. 2017* November 22, 2017 ISSF English N/A RFMOs, science, Stock Status, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report November 22, 2017
ISSF 2018-15: 2018 ISSF Stock Assessment Workshop: Review of Current t-RFMO Practice in Stock Status Determinations April 26, 2018 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report April 26, 2018
ISSF 2022-01: Biology and Stock Status of Minor Commercial Tunas: Summary of Current Knowledge and Gaps February 16, 2022 Dr. Lorena Recio, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo English N/A Neritic Tunas, RFMOs, Stock Status, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 16, 2022
ISSF 2022-03: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* January 28, 2022 Paul A.H. Medley, Jo Gascoigne, Giuseppe Scarcella English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MSC Certification, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 28, 2022
ISSF 2022-04: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. March 2022* March 8, 2022 ISSF English CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna Species, CCSBT, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Sticky, Stock Assessment, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 8, 2022
ISSF Analysis Of Tuna Fisheries Against MSC PIs June 6, 2014 English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Annual Reports N/A N/A June 6, 2014
ISSF Analysis Of Tuna Fisheries Against MSC PIs – March 2015 April 8, 2015 English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Annual Reports N/A N/A April 8, 2015
RFMO Progress on Proposals on Stock Health and Management (2013-2021) January 20, 2022 English IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final January 20, 2022
Summary – An Evaluation Of The Sustainability Of Global Tuna Stocks Relative To Marine Stewardship Council Criteria August 13, 2015 English N/A MSC Certification, science, Stock Status N/A N/A August 13, 2015
Summary of Sustainable Tuna Stocks (MSC Principle 1) February 3, 2022 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status, Tuna Infographics N/A Final February 3, 2022
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The ISSF Analysis of Tuna Fisheries Against Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicators (PIs) July 28, 2015 English N/A MSC Certification, science, Stock Status N/A N/A July 28, 2015