Displaying items by tag: FADs
FAD clean-up expedition bears fruit
The Saya de Malha vessel made its return to Port Victoria yesterday after a 10-day expedition of the first FAD clean-up exercise in Seychelles which has been described a success.
Tuna, FADs, and Red Herrings
A Fish Aggregating Device or FAD was found recently on the reef of the Cousin Island Special Reserve, which is a highly protected, no-take reserve. This was found when the staff were retrieving temperature loggers in the marine protected area. This is not the first time that FADS from the tuna purse seining fleet have been found on Cousin.
Fish Aggregating Devices – a potential threat to sustainable fisheries in the Seychelles
Fish aggregating devices are objects placed on the ocean surface to attract tuna to make it easier for fishermen to fish. The Fish Guard Initiative interviewed Keith André to find out how it's harming the traditional Seychelles fishing industry.
"Nature Seychelles is not in favor of FADs for industrial tuna fishing"
Greenpeace has sent its ship Esperanza to the Indian Ocean where it is currently dismantling all Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) that it encoun
TODAY Newspaper, 29 April 2017, R. Meetarbhan: While conservationists are stepping up efforts to ban supply vessels and get rid of Fish Aggregating Device (FAD), a Spanish organisation representing owners of purse seiners say, in a letter sent to TODAY, that supply vessels are mere "scapegoats" in the ongoing controversy on overfishing.
Operators bitter over exclusion
TODAY in Seychelles, 14th January 2017, by N. Tirant: Seychelles fishermen want to take part in and have a say in discussions that they claim could affect the country’s fisheries and fish stocks and have a long term effect on their livelihoods.