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Region:    Australasia & the Pacific

FAD Impact assessment: A cost benefit analysis PNA

Pew Charitable Trusts - Project Dates:
February 2019 - October 2019

Description of Project:
This study was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts in support of the FAD management strategy under preparation by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement . It comprised the following deliverables:

  • Identification of the main impacts of drifting FADs on coastal habitats (location and habitat types) 
  • Quantification of costs from lost and/or abandoned FADs
  • Evauation of ecosystem impacts
  • Assessment of the impacts of   less damaging FAD designs
  • Assessment of likely recovery scenarios

The full report is available from Poseidon's reports page.