Responsible Fishing Practices for Sustainable Fisheries

Resources

Technical Guidelines
2022
A system for the marking of fishing gear should be an integral part of fisheries management. The marking of fishing gear is an important tool to reduce gear loss and aid recovery, helps in determining ownership, assists in the management...
Report
2022
The FAO Workshop on Gear Marking Technology and Trials was held in Ancona, Italy, from 29 June to 1 July 2022 to discuss gear marking technologies and trials from different countries and to finalize a manual for the marking of...
Report
2022
Whilst conjecture remains regarding the quantity of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) entering the ocean, ALDFG is recognised as the most harmful form of marine plastic litter irrespective of whether it has been intentionally discarded or accidentally...
Voluntary Instrument
2022
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Marking of Fishing Gear are a tool to contribute to sustainable fisheries, to improve the state of the marine environment, and to enhance safety at sea by combatting, minimizing and eliminating abandoned, lost or otherwise...
Study
2022 - Hodgson, S.
The growing quantity of plastic waste in the marine environment including abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) is a global problem. A particular feature of ALDFG is the potential of some gears to carry on fishing for many...
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