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WWF commissioned independent consultants MRAG Ltd to complete this report as a contribution to the ongoing discussions regarding the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) in global tuna fisheries. This document presents a synthesis of the most up-to-date research and opinions on the potential impacts and benefits of FADs and their management at global and regional levels. It also offers a series of recommendations for how the management of FADs might be strengthened and how scientific understanding of the impacts of FADs could be further developed.

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