Help us regulate and control overfishing caused by FAD’s (fish-aggregating devices)
Posted by J. Vehia Wheeler | French Polynesia,
Fish-Aggregating Devices, or FAD's, are floating objects used to attract pelagic fish and used by industrial fishing boats in the Pacific Ocean. The Exclusive Economic Zone of French Polynesia controls which boats and companies are authorized to fish in our zone, but an enormous amount of unauthorized FAD's are found throughout the EEZ. Unauthorized fishing boats stay outside of the zone and release their FAD's into our zone, which then leads to uncontrolled and excessive overfishing in our area. We need help to survey the area, to prevent unauthorized FAD's from overfishing in our waters, and also help to take care the numerous debris which are leftover from stranded FAD's.