Marine conservation in Colombia
A cooperative initiative including Colombia’s fisheries authorities, the tuna fisheries industry and WWF is working to make the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) more sustainable. FADs are devices used to attract tuna for catching. Floating or submerged, anchored or drifting, FADs are responsible for significant by-catch, especially of turtles and sharks as well as non-target tuna. The initiative aims to reduce the by-catch.