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Bycatch | Best practices
FADs must be constructed to prevent animals becoming entangledAnimals that are not targeted during tuna fishing but are inadvertently caught or entangled in fishing gear are known collectively as bycatch. The most commonly caught animals are juvenile bigeye and...
Observers and compliance | Best practices
Following the rules Observers board vessels fishing for tuna in the WCPO and collect information about catches to ensure the rules are followed. Various surveillance methods support observers.
Tuna stocks | Best practices
Management best practice for fish-aggregating devicesThe FFA helps the small island developing states (SIDS) to develop plans for managing fish-aggregating devices (FADs). The devices affect how fish behave and how many fish are caught. FADs take advantage of the...
Catch and harvest â€” Best practices
The Vessel Day Scheme is the cornerstone of the PNA The Vessel Day Scheme (VDS) is one of the success stories of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA). The eight countries that have signed the agreement use the scheme to manage how much tuna is caught in their...
Economics â€” Best practices
We are working on this content right now, and wed love to hear from you if you have information on this topic. PNG fishers: the people of SIDS are being encouraged to take control of their own fish stocks. Photo: Francisco Blaha.