FAD Management Practices

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

Aligned Guidance for Well-Managed FAD Fisheries

The Purpose of These Practices

Leading NGOs focused on global tuna stock sustainability agree that fishing on fish aggregating devices (FADs) requires improved management, monitoring, compliance and transparency.

The following practices and recommendations are designed to inform and guide tuna RFMOs, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries with conditions, and commercial processing and harvesting sectors across the supply chain in developing and/or reforming regulations, policies and regimes to ensure FAD fishing is effectively managed.


FAD Management Practices 2021

FAD Management Practices

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