Our “snapshots” identify best practices that Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) should follow to manage tuna fisheries sustainably.

In detailed tables, the snapshots compare tuna RFMO progress in implementing the practices.

For a high-level comparison across the five RFMOs, see our Tuna RFMO Best Practice Performance “scorecard” below. We also publish companion “best-practices reports” on these topics and “RFMO progress” infographics.

Addressing FAD Ecological Impacts: Research & Best Practices to Reduce Bycatch and Ocean Debris

Date Added: December 10, 2018
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Tags: Best Practices, Bycatch Mitigation, Ecosystem, FADs, science
Language: English
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Report Type: Final

Description

This infographic, published in December 2018, explains how tuna fishers use fish aggregating devices (FADs) — and lists four main ways that FADs affect non-target species (such as sharks and sea turtles) and ocean ecosystems.

It summarizes ISSF scientific research to find solutions for these impacts, and then indicates best practices in bycatch mitigation as well as FAD design and management.