Drifting FADs used in tuna fisheries: an ecological trap?

@inproceedings{Marsac2000DriftingFU,
  title={Drifting FADs used in tuna fisheries: an ecological trap?},
  author={Francis Marsac and Alain Fonteneau and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric M{\'e}nard},
  year={2000}
}
This paper discusses the hypothesis that small tunas and the various species found in association with drifting fads (such as mahi-mahi , rainbow runner, wahoo, etc.) may be biologically trapped by such a strong association. Massive seeding of drifting artificial fads was observed worldwide during recent years. In this hypothesis, we suggest that fads may alter some biological characteristics of epipelagic populations associated with them: migration, growth, condition factors, predation and… CONTINUE READING

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