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Improving FAD Design & Management | NEW Peer-Reviewed Articles & Workshop Report


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Workshop on Different Approaches to Limit the Number of FADs in the Oceans

The use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) has several known impacts on target tuna stocksnon-target species, and the broader ecosystem. Limiting the number of FADs in each Ocean region, together with other measures such as biodegradable FADs, can be a tool to address several of these impacts.

ISSF convened a workshop with a small group of experts to consider different principles of economic theory that could be used to make FAD limits more effective. A workshop report highlights recommendations on actions that can be taken to incentivize fewer FAD deployments and higher rates of FAD recovery.

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Jelly-FAD trial in the Pacific: A step towards sustainable fisheries

The Pacific Community (SPC), with the support of ISSF and partner fishing companies, recently deployed the first batch of biodegradable FADs, or “jelly-FADs” in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Developing a science-based framework for the management of drifting Fish Aggregating Devices
Marine Policy

Biodegradable drifting fish aggregating devices: Current status and future prospects
Marine Policy


ISSF in the News 

ISSF welcomes ‘renewed cooperation’ at tuna meeting, but warns of lack of progress 
Undercurrent News


Demanding action to close the net on illegal fishing in the Pacific 

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