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Seal licensing system: second review

This report is the second statutory review of the operation of the seal licensing system in Scotland under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 which covers the improvements since the last review and makes recommendations for the future operation of the system.

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Seal licensing system: second review
Annex 1: Figures

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Annex 1: Figures 

Figure 1: Percentage of sites reporting anti-predator net usage at fish farms, as stated in seal licence applications, 2015-2019 [1]
Use of anti-predator nets at fish farms increased between 2015 and 2019
Figure 2: Percentage of sites reporting use of seal blinds at fish farms, as stated in applications, 2015-2019 1.
Use of seal blinds at fish farms remained the same between 2015 and 2019
Figure 3: Percentage of sites reporting use of ADDs at fish farms, as stated in applications, 2015-2019 1.
Use of acoustic deterrent devices at fish farms remained the same between 2015 and 2019
Figure 4: Percentage of sites reporting use of other non-lethal measures at fish farms, as stated in applications, 2015-2019 1.
Use of other non-lethal measures at fish farms increased between 2015 and 2019
Figure 5: Number of seals killed under licences to Protect Health and Welfare of Farmed Fish, 2015-2019.
The number of seals killed at fish farms has remained constant
Figure 6: Proportion of sites reporting use of non-lethal measures at rivers, as stated in applications, 2015-2019 1.
More river fisheries are using non-lethal measures in 2019 than 2015
Figure 7: Numbers of seals killed under licence to Prevent Serious Damage to Fisheries, 2015-2019. [2].
Seals shot by river fisheries have declined between 2015 and 2019.
Figure 8: Total number of seals killed under all licences, 2015-2019 2.
Overall total seals shot declined between 2015 and 2017 and slightly increased between 2017 and 2019

Contact

Email: marine_conservation@gov.scot