GTA Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) Management Best Practices

Global Tuna Alliance (2021) GTA Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) Management Best Practices. In: IOTC - 2nd ad hoc Working Group on FADs. IOTC-2021-WGFAD02-INF20, Online

The Global Tuna Alliance aims to develop a tuna industry where FADs, irrespective of gear-type, are non-entangling with no netting design, biodegradable, aim to (if not recovered) cause no harm to the marine environment, are independently observed in use and implement best practise to reduce by catch. We further require full transparency and data sharing for FAD operation and fisheries management. Tuna RFMOs are crucial in delivering this vision, and must demonstrate leadership.