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Aquaculture - Acoustic Deterrent Device (ADD) use: parliamentary report

Published: 1 Mar 2021

Report to the Scottish Parliament on the use of acoustic deterrent devices by the Scottish aquaculture sector at finfish farms as required by section 15 of the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protection and Powers) (Scotland) Act 2020.

Aquaculture - Acoustic Deterrent Device (ADD) use: parliamentary report
Purpose of the Report

Purpose of the Report

The aim of this document is to report to the Scottish Parliament on the use of acoustic deterrent devices by the Scottish aquaculture sector at finfish farms as required by section 15 of the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protection and Powers) (Scotland) Act 2020.

In accordance with section 15 of that Act, this report will consider the following factors:

  • information on the use made of acoustic deterrent devices on Scottish finfish farms,
  • any known impacts that the use of acoustic deterrent devices has on marine mammals,
  • consideration of whether the use of acoustic deterrent devices on Scottish finfish farms is sufficiently monitored,
  • consideration of whether existing provision on protection of animals and wildlife in relation to the use of acoustic deterrent devices on Scottish finfish farms is sufficient, and
  • any future plans for regulation of the use of acoustic deterrent devices.

Contact

Email: Marine_Conservation@gov.scot