Tell Scotland- STOP SHOOTING SEALS!

 

Seals are deemed a nuisance by the farmed salmon industry. Today, it is still legal to kill seals who damage salmon farming interests and apparently the method of choice is shooting them.


In Scotland, it is still within acceptable practice for seals who threaten factory fish farming to be shot.  The salmon industry reports 489 seals were shot in Scottish waters in 2008.  Ottaway feels the number is too conservative and estimates 2,000 - 2,500 is a better estimation, which includes all fisheries and wild netsmen.


In the 1970s, when the Conservation of Seals Act was passed, formal seal culling was stopped as a result of public protests, but Seal Protection Action Group suggests this just drove the killing underground and there is currently "no effective monitoring or enforcement".


We ask Marine Harvest to continue woking with groups to find and implement non-lethal methods of dealing with problem seals and consulting experts to study ways of deterring seals through noise, smells, movement and stronger net systems with tension to keep seals from damaging nets.

SOURCE:

http://www.fishnewseu.com/latest-news/scottish/4326-working-group-formed-to-stop-seal-killing-at-salmon-farms.html

SOURCE:

http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/incongruent-groups-collaborate-to-save-scotland-seals/


Marine Harvest

Tel: 44 1397 701550
Fax: 44 131 334 5794
Email: Scotland@marineharvest.com

Postal address:
Postboks 1086 Sentrum
0104 Oslo
Norway

Visiting address:
Stortingsgaten 8
0161 Oslo
Norway

Tel.: 47 21 56 20 00
Fax.: 47 21 56 20 01

E-mail: corporate@marineharvest.com

 

Seals are deemed a nuisance by the farmed salmon industry. Today, it is still legal to kill seals who damage salmon farming interests and apparently the method of choice is shooting them.



In Scotland, it is still within acceptable practice for seals who threaten factory fish farming to be shot.  The salmon industry reports 489 seals were shot in Scottish waters in 2008.  Ottaway feels the number is too conservative and estimates 2,000 - 2,500 is a better estimation, which includes all fisheries and wild netsmen.



In the 1970s, when the Conservation of Seals Act was passed, formal seal culling was stopped as a result of public protests, but Seal Protection Action Group suggests this just drove the killing underground and there is currently "no effective monitoring or enforcement".



We ask Marine Harvest to continue woking with groups to find and implement non-lethal methods of dealing with problem seals and consulting experts to study ways of deterring seals through noise, smells, movement and stronger net systems with tension to keep seals from damaging nets.

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