A FAD-free set is defined as a set conducted during daylight hours (after sunrise and before sundown) at least 1 nm away from any object floating on the surface or subsurface (including large animals such as marine mammals and whale sharks, whether dead or alive). The FAD-free definition is not met when the fishing vessel or an auxiliary one acts as an aggregating device or when the set is made that day within 1 nautical mile of the location from which the floating object was removed or repositioned.


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