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Document: Addressing FAD Ecological Impacts: Research & Best Practices to Reduce Bycatch and Ocean Debris


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.

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