Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) - Hawaii

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Location of fish aggregation device (FAD) buoys within the Main Hawaiian Islands.

Fishermen in Hawaii and other parts of the world have long known that tunas and other pelagic fishes are attracted to floating objects. Fishermen have benefited from this behavior by fishing around floating logs, nets, debris and other flotsam. Hawaii has capitalized on this phenomena by placing FADs in the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. In these waters, schools of tunas and other important pelagic fishes such as dolphin-fish (mahi-mahi), wahoo (ono), and billfishes can be induced to congregate and remain for periods of time in an area so that fishers can easily locate them. Thus, the FADs are used to "attract" and "hold" pelagic fishes in areas to enhance fishing.

NOTE: Please do not rely on these buoys to check your position. Most buoys have only been located to the nearest 0.1 minute (6 seconds). In addition, each buoy has a watch circle that can be as much as 1 mile in diameter.

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Metadata Date January 31, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 31, 2018 (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 31, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 31, 2018 (revision)
Responsible Party State of Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid hi_dar_all_fads
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Bbox North Lat 22.33
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Bbox West Long -159.731666666667
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Data Service Type Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS)
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