Fish aggregating devices (FADs)
Fish aggregating devices, more commonly called FADs, are anchored or drifting objects that are put in the ocean to attract ﬁ sh. Tuna and
other ﬁ sh gather around FADs, which makes it easier to ﬁ nd and catch them. Fish also aggregate under drifting logs and even whales, and
rules on ﬁ shing around FADs often apply to all objects drifting on or near the sea surface, which attract ﬁ sh.