In these reports, we share our research-based recommendations for sustainable tuna fisheries management, covering observer programs, transshipment, and many other key topics.

Best practices reports are authored by our fisheries policy experts and/or fisheries scientists. See also our companion “best practices snapshots” series and our scientific reports.

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
Featured: False
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.