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Posts Tagged ‘FADs’

The Use of FADs in Tuna Fisheries

March 1, 2014 A drifting FAD in the Pacific Ocean.

New Study Details Path to Reducing Bycatch and Fishing Responsibly

Fishing with FADs and fleet dynamics

February 14, 2014 MG_6821-e1355152469811-682x1024

Large knowledge gaps regarding the use of FADs still exist, and this uncertainty is hindering management decision-making on the use of FADs by purse seiners.

Shark bycatch and post-release survival

February 10, 2014 shark2.10.14

The ISSF Bycatch Project sponsored a study to look at the post release survival rates of juvenile silky sharks incidentally captured in purse seine nets when fishing for tuna around drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs)

Success in Cape Town

November 27, 2013 MUIR_IMG_1464

New rules for the conservation and management of Atlantic tunas and other associated species.

Priorities for Atlantic & Mediterranean Tuna Fisheries

October 31, 2013 Tuna

An interactive look at management improvements needed in the region.

Much to Do on the Road to Cairns

October 27, 2013 2013-09-04 23.16.16

The WCPFC has a lengthy list of measures to consider & adopt this December.

The bigger the school, the better the catch

September 29, 2013 tuna fabien

A new infographic illustrates how fishers can help clean up their catch in one simple step.

The importance of understanding tuna biology

September 24, 2013 Kurt holding up a BET for the camera, as they had already tagged and released a sufficient number of BET with acoustic tags.  Note the elongate pectoral fins and vertical markings on the BET which distinguish it from similar sized small YFT.

“volumes of essential missing information about the biology and behavior of tunas”

Why the WCPFC Needs Improved FAD Monitoring

September 20, 2013 Birds on FAD

No accurate estimate of how many FADs are deployed, monitored and used by the vessels in world’s largest tuna fishery.

Protecting sharks from drifting netting

July 13, 2013

New study puts numbers to an alarming problem & offers an effective solution.

IATTC Scores Some Wins

June 23, 2013 MUIR_IMG_1464

A joint blog from ISSF & WWF on action taken in the eastern Pacific, and what is left to be done.

Making the case for FAD data collection

June 11, 2013 Other shark under FAD

A guest blog from Dr. Alain Fonteneau on the results of his recent study.

Researchers Study Behavior of Fish & Sharks for Breakthrough in Bycatch Prevention

May 21, 2013 IMG_0018

#BycatchProject cruises again In world’s most productive tuna fishing grounds

The IOTC Makes Progress

May 17, 2013 accurate count

A follow up on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission meeting

Back in Ghana for a Workshop with Skippers

May 16, 2013 new ghana picture

Fishers also display their non-entangling FADs, adopting a best practice

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission: Poised for Progress

May 5, 2013

A joint blog from ISSF & WWF’s Smart Fishing Initiative

ISSF Urges Indian Ocean Fishing Nations to Adopt Non-Entangling FAD Design

April 29, 2013

fIshing nations prep for annual meeting

Examining bycatch rates in the Indian Ocean

March 27, 2013 MUIR_IMG_0510

Authors of a new study summarize their findings.

Focus on FADS in Brussels

February 4, 2013 _MG_7023

Laurent Dagorn shares research findings with EU policy-makers

if it floats & attracts fish – manage it

January 11, 2013 Birds on FAD

Anchored and drifting FADs need better management, and industry can make improvements right now

Pacific tuna meeting priorities

November 29, 2012

ISSF pushes for FAD management, harvest control rules & better conservation efforts for bigeye

Shark bycatch in the purse seine fishery

November 1, 2012 SilkyShark

What’s the difference in catch rates of FAD & FAD-free?

Look what the facts dragged in

October 24, 2012

clearing up a few inaccuracies in a recent blog on small tunas, fuel use & FADs

Science workshop dives into bycatch mitigation

October 19, 2012 MUIR_2

event held following global symposium on ecosystem-based management of tuna fisheries


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