How nearshore devices increase fish catches and improve food security in Timor-Leste

Small motor boats anchored off Uaroana, Atauro Island, Timor-Leste.

New research from Timor-Leste has found that nearshore fish aggregating devices (FADs) can significantly increase catch rates by small-scale fishers, and could provide a cost-effective way to boost food and nutrition security in the country.