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  • In order to begin to quantify the impact of FADs on fisheries in Puerto Rico, 20 boat captains agreed to collaborate and provide high resolution catch and GPS data. The

  • Since 2015, we have deployed 12 acoustic V16TP tags on ten dolphinfish, a wahoo, and a blackfin tuna around the FADs. In addition, 547 plastic dart tags have been

  • Visual surveys began during the 2016-2017 field season.  Since then, 29 visual surveys have been conducted (as of June 2019).  In the next research segment, visual surveys will continue now

  • One of the key outcomes of our earlier FAD research was the development of an initiative to collect seafood supply chain information from fishermen and restaurants in Puerto Rico that