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FAD Deployment in Mozambique

Project Location: Palma Bay,Mozambique,Africa
Project Date: 2018-20
Project Funding: Total
Project Summary: FAD Deployment Diversified Fisheries Pilot Program


In November 2019 under MEP’s ongoing work for Total’s Mozambican ‘Diversified Fisheries Pilot Program’, a specialist team led by Stephen Akester, successfully deployed three Fishing Aggregation Devices outside of Palma Bay at 300m water depth.

3 FADS arranged on deck and ready for deployment

3 FADS arranged on deck and ready for deployment

Buoy element of the FAD above water

Buoy element of the FAD above water

 

The locations of the three FADs were selected based on consideration of proximity to bathymetric features, that should promote fish aggregation, water depth, bottom profile and benthic substrata, and proximity to shore to support access by fishers.