[Coral-List] FADs danger for coral reefs

Sarah Frias-Torres sfrias_torres at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 18 02:26:50 EDT 2015

Here's an interesting article showing the danger to coral reefs caused by the massive use of FADs (Fish Aggregating Devices) in the tuna fishing industry. The author calls them Floating Atoll Destroyers, and they are a major issue in the outer islands of Seychelles, Indian Ocean. 
We had one of those FADs drifting into Cousin Island, in the inner Seychelles (granitic islands). We used the tuna net to build net nurseries to grow coral. So we turned derelict fishing gear into a source of new life. Unfortunately, not all FADs have such benign ends.
More details herehttp://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/fishing-fads-floating-atoll-destroyers/blog/54112/?fb_action_ids=685883004846411&fb_action_types=og.likes

Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D. Twitter: @GrouperDocBlog: http://grouperluna.wordpress.comhttp://independent.academia.edu/SarahFriasTorres

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