ISSF convenes a diverse group of stakeholders — NGOs, vessel owners, retailers, tuna processors and more — to make sustainability recommendations to tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs).

Here are recent advocacy letters that have resulted from that collaborative work.

Acoustic Discrimination Technology to Support Selective Fishing

Date Added: November 24, 2020
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Tags: Acoustic Discrimination, Bycatch Mitigation, Ecosystem, FADs, Moreno, Purse Seine, Tuna
Language: English
Report Type: Final

Description

Created in November 2020, this infographic explains our research on how acoustic technology like echosounders could be used by purse-seine vessels to fish more selectively at fish aggregating devices (FADs).

Echosounders can be used to identify the acoustic signatures of different tuna species, allowing FAD fishers before they make a set to better target the tuna species whose stocks are at healthy levels — reducing overfishing and bycatch of non-target tuna and other marine species.