Date: July 10, 2018
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Addressing FAD Ecological Impacts (Infographic)

This infographic explains how tuna fishers use FADs and lists four main ways that FADs affect non-target species (such as sharks and sea turtles) and ocean ecosystems.

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Collective Best Practices for Well-Managed FAD Fisheries Guide (PDF)

Best practices for Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) fisheries collaboratively developed by the NGO Tuna Forum

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FAD Watch: a collaborative initiative to minimize the impact of FADs in coastal ecosystems

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Fisheryprogress.org Website and Resources

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From biodegradable to biodegradable FADs (PDF)

See p. 37, Doc. No. j-FAD_08/2017

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

Biodegradable FADs - Workshop Report (ESP)

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ISSF 2016-18C: Atelier sur l’utilisation de Dispositifs de Concentration des Poissons (DCP) Biodégradables, French

Biodegradable FADs - Workshop Report (FRA)

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ISSF 2018-05: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with Emphasis on FADs

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ISSF 2018-16: A Pre-Assessment of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria: Principle 2

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ISSF 2018-19B: Taller para la Reduccion del Impacto de la Estructura de los Dispositivos Concentradores de Peces en el Ecosistema, Spanish

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ISSF 2018-22: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification

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ISSF 2019-08: Report of the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries | Rome, Italy, 12-13 March 2019

The workshop focused on six sessions: (1) Bycatch of the tuna purse seine fishery, (2) sharks and rays, (3) small bigeye and yellowfin tuna, (4) FAD structure impacts, (5) FAD management, and, (6) looking ahead: the next 10 years. Hyperlink to presentations available in the Introduction section of the report.

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ISSF 2019-11: Recommended Best Practices for FAD management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

This report provides practical examples that fleets could adopt as their FAD management policies

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ISSF Conservation Measure 1.2: RFMO Participation

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ISSF Glossary

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ISSF Guide For Non-Entangling FADs, English

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ISSF Guide to Non-Entangling FADs, Chinese Simplified

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ISSF Guide to Non-Entangling FADs, Chinese Traditional

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ISSF Guide to Non-Entangling FADs, French

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ISSF Guide to Non-Entangling FADs, Japanese

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ISSF Guide to Non-Entangling FADs, Korean

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ISSF Guide to Non-Entangling FADs, Spanish

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Marine Stewardship Council Guidance for Using the MSC Benchmarking and Tracking Tool (BMT) (PDF)

Tool to benchmark and track fisheries as they progress towards sustainability and MSC certification

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RFMO Position Statements

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Reducing FAD Impacts on Ocean & Coastal Ecosystems (Infographic)

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Report on analyses of the 2016/2018 PNA FAD tracking programme

Example of analyses of FAD trajectory data provided to RFMO scientific bodies

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Side Events on Harvest Strategies, Harvest Control Rules, Management Strategy Evaluations, or Other Topics

Fisheries improvement stakeholders have an opportunity to organize side events in collaboration with ISSF on a topic relevant to FIPs (e.g, harvest strategies, harvest control rules, management strategy evaluations, or other topics). Use the FIP Support Form to contact us.

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Testing Designs and Identify Options to Mitigate Impacts of Drifting FADs on the Ecosystem

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What Does Well-Managed FAD Use Look Like within a Tropical Purse Seine Fishery? (PDF)

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Who Determines Sustainability? (PDF)

Publication on history and status of fishery certifications (including MSC) and FIPs

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View MSC Fisheries Standard Page