fish aggregating device
artificial or natural floating objects placed on the ocean surface, anchored to the bottom or drifting, to attract several schooling fish species underneath, thus increasing their catchability. Used with tuna, for example. Also called fish attracting device. Abbreviated as FAD

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fish aggregating device — A fish aggregating (or aggregation) device (FAD) is a man made object used to attract ocean going pelagic fish such as marlin, tuna and mahi mahi (dolphin fish). They usually consist of buoys or floats tethered to the ocean floor with concrete… …   Wikipedia

  • anchored fish aggregating device — a fish aggregating device (q.v.) that is anchored close to the coast and used in artisanal fisheries …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • drifting fish aggregating device — natural or artificial free drifting objects that attract pelagic fishes, such as tunas. Natural ones are logs and branches and objects of human origin such as oil drums and buoys. Artificial ones are deliberately constructed, such as bamboo rafts …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish attracting device — fish aggregating device …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-attracting device — fish aggregating device …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • aggregating device — artificial or natural floating objects placed on the ocean surface, often anchored to the bottom, to attract several schooling fish species underneath, thus increasing their catchability. Used with tuna, for example. Also called fish attracting… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fish hook — Fishhook redirects here. For other uses, see Fishhook (disambiguation). Anatomy of a fish hook A fish hook is a device for catching fish either by impaling them in the mouth or, more rarely, by snagging the body of the fish. Fish hooks have been… …   Wikipedia

  • attracting device — fish aggregating device (artificial or natural floating objects placed on the ocean surface, often anchored to the bottom, to attract several schooling fish species underneath, thus increasing their catchability. Used with tuna, for example.… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Pelagic fish — A school of large pelagic predator fish (giant trevally) sizing up a school of small pelagic prey fish (anchovies) Pelagic fish live near the surface or in the water column of coastal, ocean and lake waters, but not on the bottom of the sea or… …   Wikipedia

  • Payaos — A payaos is a type of fish aggregating device used in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines. Payaos were traditionally bamboo rafts for handline fishing before World War II, but modern steel payaos use fish lights and fish location… …   Wikipedia

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