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August 03, 2020 - The Herald (Scotland)

More than 140 fish farms in Scotland using controversial noise devices

More than 140 fish farms in Scotland using controversial noise devices
Salmon on farm in ScotlandCredit: Scottish Salmon Watch

CONCERNS have been raised after figures revealed more than 140 fish farms in Scotland are using controversial noise devices to scare off seals.

Official statistics show scores of farms use acoustic deterrent devices (ADDs), which critics say can cause serious pain and lasting damage to dolphins, porpoises and other marine animals.

Scottish Green MSP Alison Johnstone has now raised fears the “free-for-all by large scale industrial fish farms” will get worse once a seal killing ban comes into force.

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