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.

BioFADs: New Trials and Large-Scale Deployment

Date Added: April 20, 2021
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Tags: Biodegradable FADs, FADs, ISSF, Pole and Line, Purse Seine, science
Language: English
Featured: False
Report Type: Final

Description

ISSF sponsors at-sea research to find the best non-entangling designs and natural materials for fish aggregating devices (FADs) that can biodegrade.

This map — updated in March 2021 — shows where new trials and deployments of biodegradable FADs are taking place around the world. It also indicates the tuna fishing gear types, fleets, and dates for each project, corresponding to an ISSF research compendium report.