In Timor-Leste, reef fish stocks are dwindling, increasing the pressure faced by fishing-dependent households. Inshore fish aggregating devices (FADs) are helping combat this problem, explains WorldFish Senior Scientist David Mills, by increasing oceanic fish supply and protecting vital reefs.
Science, knowledge & information gathering
What information exists about your fishery and how can you ensure your fishery thrives now and in the future? Local knowledge, science and data collection are needed to make management decisions to support the responsible, sustainable, and long-term use of fishery resources. Start here to learn about participatory data collection and the introduction to fisheries management and explore the sub-categories below.