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Large-Scale Deployment of Biodegradable FADs

ISSF is sponsoring at-sea research to find the best non-entangling designs and natural materials for fish aggregating devices (FADs) that can biodegrade. This map shows where large-scale biodegradable FAD deployments are taking place around the world. It also indicates the tuna fishing gear types, fleets,…

ISSF 2016-18A: Workshop on the Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs)

This report summarizes a workshop for fishers and scientists on biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs)—or FADs made with natural materials—organized by ISSF on November 3–4, 2016, at the Aquarium of San Sebastian, Spain. Workshop participants proposed biodegradable FAD designs, which are depicted, for the Atlantic, Pacific,…

Biodegradable FAD Timeline: Reducing FAD Impact on the Ecosystem

On the occasion of ISSF’s 10th anniversary, this timeline shows ISSF research and other activities in 2009–2019 focused on brainstorming, designing, and testing biodegradable fish aggregating devices (FADs) for tuna fishers. Biodegradable FADs are made with natural materials that can break down over time and…

8 Recommendations for Continued Research on Reducing Ecosystem Impacts and Marine Pollution from FADs

ISSF and Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project Release Workshop Report with Insights and Ideas from Tuna Fishers, Fisheries Coordinators, and Scientists

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project have released the report, ISSF 2018-19A: Workshop for the Reduction of the Impact of Fish Aggregating Devices’ Structure on the Ecosystem, of a recent workshop that examined options to reduce the impacts…

ISSF 2018-07: Design Workshop on the Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices in Ghanaian Purse Seine and Pole and Line Tuna Fleets

This report summarizes a workshop conducted by ISSF with the Ghanaian purse seine and pole and line tuna fleets to design biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs). This workshop is one of the first steps of a project funded by FAO-GEF Common Ocean Project that will…

ISSF 2016-18B: Taller sobre el Uso de Dispositivos Concentradores de Peces Biodegradables (DCPs)

Este informe resume un taller para pescadores y científicos sobre dispositivos biodegradables de concentración de peces (DCPs, FADs en sus siglas en inglés)—o FADs hechos con materiales naturales—organizado por ISSF los días 3 y 4 de noviembre de 2016 en el Acuario de San Sebastián….

ISSF Guide For Non-Entangling FADs

Since ISSF first published its Guide for Non-entangling FADs (fish aggregating devices) in 2012, several tuna fishing fleets have experimented with and adopted the use of the new FAD designs described therein in an effort to reduce shark and/or turtle entanglement. In addition, new research…

ISSF Guide To Non-Entangling FADs T.Chinese

Since ISSF first published its Guide for Non-entangling FADs (fish aggregating devices) in 2012, several tuna fishing fleets have experimented with and adopted the use of the new FAD designs described therein in an effort to reduce shark and/or turtle entanglement. In addition, new research…

ISSF Guide To Non-Entangling FADs S.Chinese

Since ISSF first published its Guide for Non-entangling FADs (fish aggregating devices) in 2012, several tuna fishing fleets have experimented with and adopted the use of the new FAD designs described therein in an effort to reduce shark and/or turtle entanglement. In addition, new research…