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ISSF 2018-07: Design Workshop on the Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices in Ghanaian Purse Seine and Pole and Line Tuna Fleets
|Date Added:||April 6, 2018|
|Tags:||Biodegradable FADs, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Pole and Line, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Scott|
|Author(s):||Gala Moreno, Jefferson Murua, Papa Kebe, Jerry Scott, and Victor Restrepo|
This workshop is one of the first steps of a project funded by FAO-GEF Common Ocean Project that will test biodegradable FADs with one of the most important fleets in the Eastern Atlantic — the Ghanaian fleet, with 26 vessels fishing with FADs.
The aim of the workshop was to find an appropriate FAD structure to be tested with biodegradable materials available today, as well as to find the best strategy to test those FADs with the collaboration of the Ghanaian fleets.
Fishers worked separately in groups to design five biodegradable FADs. The number of experimental FADs to deploy, as well as the protocol to follow them at sea, was also determined during the workshop. This year the Ghanaian fleet will deploy 600 biodegradable FADs.