SOMERVILLE, Victoria, Australia, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sealite has supplied 25, 2.6-meter Atlantic Ocean buoys to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO has started deploying the fish-aggregating devices (FADs) to artisanal fisherman in Somalia coastal communities to help provide income, food and nutrition.
The FADs use the Sealite 2.6-metre Atlantic Ocean buoy that's attached to a floating mat; marine plants rapidly grow under these mats attracting a large number of fish to the east coast waters where the devices have been strategically placed.
These FADs are anchored to the seafloor which will provide an abundant source of high-value ocean fish species to the artisanal fisherman, without these devices the residents of these coastal fishing communities would be denied access to these fish species.
"We're excited to be supplying these Fish Aggregating Devices to the Food and Agriculture Organisations of the United Nations, These FADs will help achieve the FAO's objectives of eliminating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition," said Chris Procter, CEO, Sealite. "It's great to be a part of this initiative."
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