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MNDF renders assistance in replacing two FADs
MNDF has started rendering assistance in replacing two Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) installed at two areas at south of Maldives.
This undertaking to replace the FADs is being carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture via a vessel of the Ministry, due to dislodging and misplacement of FADs caused by severe weather conditions.
The FAD of Addu City Feydhoo Island was replaced yesterday while Ghaviyani Fuvammulah Island FAD would be replaced tomorrow.
There are 50 FADs installed at various parts of Maldives in order to preserve and sustain the pole and line fisheries in Maldives. There has been an average of 15 FADs dislodged per year due to extreme weather conditions.
A program to replace FADs at the Northern Atolls of Maldives had also been conducted last month. The FADs that were reinstalled last month include the N.Maafaru FAD, Sh.Komandoo FAD, HA.Hoarafushi FAD and HA.Dhi’dhoo FAD. Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture conducts a program biannually to check the FADs and replace if required.