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 Vessel Lists

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 2022-08: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs* April 1, 2022 Holly Koehler, Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 1, 2022
ISSF 2022-11: Tuna RFMO Authorised Vessel Lists: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* May 16, 2022 Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 16, 2022
ISSF VOSI Audit Policy February 22, 2022 ISSF English N/A Compliance, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Compliance N/A Final February 22, 2022
RFMO Best Practice Performance June 22, 2020 English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, Observer Coverage, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Vessel Lists, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final June 22, 2020
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2022: Authorised Vessel Lists May 16, 2022 English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot May 16, 2022
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2022: IUU Vessel Listing April 1, 2022 English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot April 1, 2022
VOSI Application Form May 6, 2022 ISSF English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Applications N/A Final May 6, 2022