Fad Management



The tuna purse seine fishery using FADs has grown to such an extent that nearly 3 million tonnes of tuna are caught each year using this technique.
The problem is that the magnitude of this fishery generates negative effects: increased catchability of small yellowfin and bigeye tuna, as well as that of sensitive species such as silky sharks; risk of ghost fishing (fish caught accidentally by FAD’s hanging structure while they drift); beaching of FADs on coastal reefs; increase in the number of floating objects with potentially negative effects on tuna migrations and biology.
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Objective of project

One of the main current issues for tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) in charge of managing these fisheries in a sustainable way is FAD management.

The objective of MANFAD is to develop a FAD management tool based on a multidisciplinary approach considering 4 main challenges.

Actors of project

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