Biodegradable fish aggregating devices

Fish aggregating devices constructed with natural or biodegradable materials that reduce the impact of beaching and debris. The term biodegradable is applied to a material or substance that is subject to a chemical process during which microorganisms that are available in the environment convert materials into natural substances such as water, carbon dioxide, and decompose organic matter. The time required for biodegradation of different materials varies. Some fishers believe that a FAD should last up to one year before degrading.

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