The “Artificial Habitats” include any natural or man-made object deliberately placed into the aquatic environment for various purposes. Artificial Habitats can be divided in the following categories:
Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs): floating objects that are specifically designed and located to attract and aggregate fish species in order to facilitate their catch.
Other structures: Man-made structures realized for different, primary purposes but miming ARs or FADs as secondary functions (e.g.: floating structures for aquaculture, offshore extractive structures, breakwater reefs).