The contribution of nearshore fish aggregating devices (FADs) to food security and livelihoods in Solomon Islands

Fish aggregating devices, or FADs, are used widely in developing countries to concentrate pelagic fish, making them easier to catch. Nearshore FADs anchored close to the coast allow access for rural communities, but despite their popularity among policy makers, there is a dearth of empirical analysis of their contributions to the supply of fish and to fisheries management. In this paper the authors demonstrate that nearshore FADs increased the supply of fish to four communities in Solomon Islands.


Albert, J.A., Beare, D., Schwarz, A.M., Albert, S., Warren, R., Teri, J., Siota, F., Andrew, N.L. (2014)
PLoS ONE, 9(12): e115386 [open access]