Search Results for: biodegradable FADs

ISSF Releases New Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide for Fishers, RFMOs, Governments and Vessel Owners

Updated Best-Practices Illustrated Manual Offers Practical, Science-based Guidance on Building Biodegradable FADs

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published a best-practices guide — based on years of ISSF scientific research and fleet collaboration worldwide, including at skippers workshops — to help tuna fishers accelerate their use of fish aggregating device (FAD) designs with the least possible…

BioFADs: New Trials and Large-Scale Deployment

ISSF sponsors at-sea research to find the best non-entangling designs and natural materials for fish aggregating devices (FADs) that can biodegrade. This map — updated in March 2021 — shows where new trials and deployments of biodegradable FADs are taking place around the world. It…

Biodegradable FAD Timeline: Reducing FAD Structure Impacts on the Marine Ecosystem

On the occasion of ISSF’s 10th anniversary, this timeline shows ISSF research and other activities in 2009–2019 focused on brainstorming, designing, and testing biodegradable fish aggregating devices (FADs) for tuna fishers. It was revised in March 2021. Biodegradable FADs are made with natural materials that…

8 Recommendations for Continued Research on Reducing Ecosystem Impacts and Marine Pollution from FADs

ISSF and Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project Release Workshop Report with Insights and Ideas from Tuna Fishers, Fisheries Coordinators, and Scientists

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project have released the report, ISSF 2018-19A: Workshop for the Reduction of the Impact of Fish Aggregating Devices’ Structure on the Ecosystem, of a recent workshop that examined options to reduce the impacts…