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What’s the Catch? How FADs are Decimating Marine Ecosystems

by Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna
January 12, 2016

A recent report from the PEW Charitable Trusts finds that the exploitation of drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs) to catch tuna is on the rise, with FAD development more than doubled since 2006 in the Pacific Ocean alone. From 2011 to 2013, the estimated number FADs deployed worldwide grew from as many as 105,000 to as many as 121,000 – a 14 percent increase in only two years.  Continue reading >