Fish aggregating devices (FADs)

Rohit, Prathibha (2013) Fish aggregating devices (FADs). [Teaching Resource]


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    Fish aggregating devices, more commonly called FADs, are anchored or drifting objects that are placed in the ocean to attract fish. They may be a permanent, semi-permanent or temporary structure or device made from any material and used to lure fish. They have been used for thousands of years in various forms. The earliest surface/ midwater FADs were elements from nature such as driftwood and trees. Fishermen from Indonesia and Philippines began building floating rafts of bamboo and other materials to attract fish as early as 1900. Now surface and midwater artificial FADs are systematically used in a large number of countries. Present practices vary considerably, sometimes involving advanced technology

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish aggregating devices; FAD
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Cephalopods
    Fishery Technology
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 05:21
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:57

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