The effectiveness of a seal scarer at a wild salmon net fishery

Authors: 

Harris, R.N., Harris, C.M., Duck, C.D., Boyd, I.L.

Year: 

2014

Journal/Publisher Name: 

ICES Journal of Marine Science

Volume (Issue #): 

doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst216

Page #s: 

8

Contact information: 

rh18@st-andrews.ac.uk
Summary: 

An acoustic deterrent device (ADD) was tested at a Scottish salmon double bagnet to deter seals (grey and harbor).The ADD was randomly assigned to be on or off during observations, which were carried out from shore. When the ADD was on, there were significantly fewer seals observed and 1/3 more fish were landed per hour than when the ADD was off. Seal damaged fish were only found when the ADD was off.