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What does FAD stand for?

FAD stands for Fish Aggregating Device

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The commission also agreed to ban huge floating or sunken platforms known as fish aggregating devices for two months in 2009 and three months in 2010, and voted to bar fishing fleets from two high seas areas near Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands that are currently not under the jurisdiction of any country.
One-hundred craft will be converted in the A&N islands to specialize in tuna catching, mechanized vessels from the mainland will be permitted to ply the local waters, fish aggregating devices (FAD) will be introduced, and cargo flights carrying exports from Port Blair will be allowed.