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.

Biodegradable FAD Timeline: Reducing FAD Structure Impacts on the Marine Ecosystem

Date Added: February 1, 2022
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Tags: Biodegradable FADs, Ecosystem, FADs, ISSF, science
Language: English
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Report Type: Final

Description

This timeline shows ISSF research and other activities in 2009–2021 focused on brainstorming, designing, and testing biodegradable fish aggregating devices (FADs) for tuna fishers. It was updated in January 2022.

Biodegradable FADs are made with natural materials that can break down over time and are less harmful to the marine environment. In contrast, traditional FADs are made with man-made materials that, when not retrieved after fishing, persist in and pollute the oceans.