Co-existence with wildlife
We try to arrange operations and facilities in a way that minimize our impact on local wild life. Where relevant, we use equipment that minimizes the risk of injury to wild life, such as strong nets or anti-predator equipment. For example, we use protection on the pens to prevent marine mammals from injury if they come into contact with the farm, and we have bird net covers on the pens. We are also planning to invest in more equipment that is not harmful to wild animals.
We generally only euthanize animals that are injured, and choose alternative ways to protect farms against intruders. Potential conflicts with wild animals are evaluated when we consider new sites. We try to avoid using Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs), because some research has found that they impact the navigation systems of certain marine mammals.