ISSF position statements raise issues and recommendations for Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) to consider in their policymaking discussions and decisions.

Our advocacy team prepares and circulates our statements in advance of major tuna RFMO meetings. Some statements are available in several languages, depending on RFMO region. If you would like to request an older version of a statement, write to us at [email protected].

Reducing FAD Impacts on Ocean & Coastal Ecosystems

Date Added: November 13, 2018
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Tags: Best Practices, Biodegradable FADs, FADs, Ghost Fishing, science
Language: English

Description

This infographic summarizes recommendations from scientists and fishers in an ISSF workshop focused on identifying potential methods for preventing or minimizing FAD impacts on ocean and coastal ecosystems. The workshop was supported by the FAO GEF Common Oceans Program and ISSF.

The infographic is based on the report ISSF 2018-19A: Workshop for the Reduction of the Impact of Fish Aggregating Devices’ Structure on the Ecosystem, which is also available in Spanish.