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A review of non-lethal deterrents suitable for control of seals from fishing vessels

Evidence requirement R119: A review of non-lethal deterrents suitable for control of seals from fishing vessels

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Requirement R119

To review options and efficacy of non-lethal seal deterrents that can be deployed by fishing vessels in open sea fisheries and recommend a device/devices or practices

Requirement detail

The Marine Management Organisation advocates the use of non-lethal deterrents for control of seals from fishing vessels however, a comprehensive understanding of options and their effectiveness in open sea fisheries would improve the specificity of advice.

MMO use

Marine Conservation: Inform advice on implementing the Conservation of Seals Act 1970 and to implement Defra policy to try non-lethal deterrents before using the lethal method.

External interest:

Natural England, Cefas

Delivery target:

2018, Q4

Published 14 September 2016