Fisheries Officer, Julian Defoe, has sought to dispel the notion that FADS, Fish Aggregating Devices, are hazardous to the ocean's ecosystem.
Defoe, says there are different types of FADS and it is important that persons are aware of that.
While, he did say the industrial drifting FADS may be hazardous he says the FADS being used here are off-shore moored FADS. He described it as an environmentally friendly fishing technique.
FADS is a man-made object used to attract ocean going pelagic fish such as marlin, tuna and dolphin.
Two MEGAFADS, donated by the Japanese government, were released on Dominica’s east coast today.
It is anticipated that these megafads will reduce operational cost to fishers, provide an opportunity to increase fish production, enhance fish export potential, reduce the food import bill and increase food security.
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