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ISSF 2017-04: Questions and Answers about FADs and Bycatch*
|Date Added:||September 1, 2017|
|Tags:||Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch, Dagorn, FADs, Justel-Rubio, Non-Entangling FADs, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Tuna|
|Authors:||Dagorn, Justel-Rubio, Restrepo|
|Author(s):||Victor Restrepo, Laurent Dagorn, and Ana Justel-Rubio|
This report presents answers to key questions about Fish Aggregating Devices, or FADs — inanimate objects used to aggregate tunas.
The authors compare the catch composition of target tuna species in FAD and Free-Swimming School purse seine sets, consider the bycatch of nontarget species (including from a conservation viewpoint), discuss fishing in relation to juvenile tunas, and address other issues.
This document updates an earlier version (Dagorn and Restrepo, 2011) with more recent data and findings.