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.

ISSF 2021-11: Questions and Answers About FADs and Bycatch*

Date Added: June 10, 2021
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Tags: Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Ecosystem, FADs, Hilario Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo
Authors: Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Victor Restrepo
Language: English
Report Type: Technical Report

Description

This report answers key questions about Fish Aggregating Devices, or FADs — man-made floating objects used to aggregate tunas. The authors compare the catch composition of target tuna species in both FAD and free-swimming school purse-seine sets, consider the bycatch of non-target species, discuss fishing effects in relation to juvenile tunas, and address other FAD issues.

ISSF 2021-11 is an update of two earlier versions of the report (Dagorn and Restrepo, 2011 and Restrepo et al., 2017).