Comparing different drifting FAD management options

Kenya (2021) Comparing different drifting FAD management options. In: IOTC - 2nd ad hoc Working Group on FADs. IOTC-2021-WGFAD02-05, Online

As one of the main nations advocating for improved management of drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (dFADs), Kenya submits this summary of options available to help sustainably manage tuna stocks and the broader ecosystem damage currently caused by dFADs in the Indian Ocean. The intention of deployment, relative abundance, supported fleets and impact potential of anchored FADs (aFADs) are not comparable, so this paper focuses only on drifting FADs (dFADs) deployed and used by industrial purse seine fisheries.