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Biodegradable FAD Workshops in the Western Pacific Ocean


Biodegradable fish aggregating devices (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. We’re working with fishers, scientists and industry to find the best non-entangling designs and natural materials for fish aggregating devices (FADs) that can biodegrade. This video offers an overview of recent workshops that are part of this ongoing effort.