We are glad to share with you the last report of the FADS and EcoFADS project that we are working in cooperation with CIAT. We are approaching to a stronger version of the ecological prototype that so far has evidence of 90 days of durability. pic.twitter.com/a66F9VRwYj
The aim of this organization is to achieve by the end of this year that approximately 20% of FADs are replaced by biodegradable EcoFads / Neds.
Details of the biodegradable device (Source: Tunacons)
The abandonment of the traditional FAD floating artifacts that make up this type of fishing contribute to the growing problem of garbage in our seas.
Fishing with FADs is widely used in the tuna industry; Currently, and according to a European Parliament report on tuna fisheries, 11 out of 13 stocks of tropical tuna in the world record healthy biomass levels and 93% of tropical tuna catches come from them. Of this total, 65% is caught with the FAD fishing technique.