acoustic deterrent devices
NatureScot granted a research licence to a private company to test new technology that will disturb dolphins, porpoises and whales at several sites in Scotland.
The Scottish Government has launched an investigation after receiving complaints from environmental conservationists over the use of “seal scarers” by a company which has fish farms in Argyll and Bute.
Noise alarms used by the salmon farming industry to scare away seals could damage the hearing of whales, dolphins and porpoises, according to the Scottish Government’s wildlife agency.
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are being put at risk by noise alarms used by fish farms to scare off seals.