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.

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).