FAD Management Best Practices

Over 40% of global tuna catch is caught using floating objects, including FADs. Improved management is required.

Leading NGOs focused on global tuna stock sustainability agree that fishing on Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) requires improved management, monitoring, compliance and transparency. RFMOs, tuna fishery management agencies and commercial fishing concerns must make these changes.

These Collective Best Practices for Well-Managed FAD Fisheries are designed to inform and guide tRFMOs, FIPs, fisheries management agencies MSC certified fisheries with conditions, and commercial processing and harvesting sectors across the supply chain in developing and/or reforming regulations, policies, procedures and compliance regimes to ensure FAD fishing is well-managed.

Well-Managed FAD Fisheries

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