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The fibers that we have tested  for FADs elaborated with biodegradable and not entangling materials were: 

YUTE

It last 30 days.

CABUYA

It last 40 days

AGREEMENT COOPERATION WITH IATTC

The Tuna Conservation Group (TUNACONS) has made a strategic alliance with the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) with the signing of 2 Memorandum of Understanding, for scientific and technical cooperation in projects that strengthen the sustainable management of tuna populations in the EPO and for the implementation of a pilot test project of FADs built with degradable materials.

About the pilot project to develop degradable Plantados, several prototypes that meet the basic requirements of being non-entangled and degradable (NEDFADs or NEDs) will be tested and, to reduce their ecological impacts, they will not use nets (nor in the structure of flotation or raft neither in the submerged structure or tail, nor synthetic materials of any kind (except in [a satellite buoy and in the small marks that are used for identification of FADs), or chemicals that may be toxic in the environment (this It also refers to paints, gums, resins, and other glues. . Constructed with materials that come from a sustained production system, and that do not produce toxic or polluting substances when they decompose. . Durable, to cover the needs of fishing, which may vary according to the areas or strategies of the fleets. These can vary from 6 months in fisheries with important seasonal variations, up to 9 - 12 months or more in other cases.

We have test the EcoFADs in two circunstances

“Ocean Farm” Open-ocean Farming Cage

To analyze the buoyancy and resistance of the material

Fleet Ships

To analyze its behavior where they develop their fishing activity and if it produces aggregation of fish in their fishing areas

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ABACÁ
FIBER

500

FADs

have
been assambled
and deployed

What we do

Tunacons organize technical workshops with crew members and captains to elaborate prototypes of EcoFADs. Then The 5 companies members of the FIP assemble them and proceed to the shipping.

IATTC

The Tuna Conservation Group (TUNACONS) has made a strategic alliance with the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) with the signing of 2 Memorandum of Understanding, for scientific and technical cooperation in projects that strengthen the sustainable management of tuna populations in the EPO and for the implementation of a pilot test project of FADs built with degradable materials.

NON ENTANGLING FADS

Current Improved Prototype
used in FIP`s vessels

January 2019, IATTC:

“All the fleet operating in the EPO must use Non- entangling FADs”.

38  Tunacons ships are already using non-entangling EcoFADs, anticipating the regulations

Degradable FADs has been named in several ways.

 EcoFADs, for us.

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fibers

José Luis García

Lcdo. / Technician

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