Non‑entangling fish aggregating devices

Fish aggregating devices that are constructed with no netting material to minimize ghost fishing (entanglement of fauna, primarily sharks and turtles). For a FAD to be completely non‑entangling, it must use no netting materials either in the surface structure (raft) or the submerged structure. Some organizations also consider NEFADs to be those using netting but built to minimize entanglement such as using netting tied in bundles or using small size netting (< 7 cm stretched mesh); these are sometimes called “lower entanglement risk FADs” (LERFADs).

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