Around $500 million has been spent on innovative pens by the industry. These pens are designed to minimise risks to wildlife as well as to fish stocks and the employees.
Innovative pen design means less birds interactions and fewer seals threatening staff.
We believe that farms should be designed to minimise the threat of seals, but we also understand that non-lethal deterrents are a part of the measures approved by the Government for the individual member Companies to use.
The DPIPWE salmon portal reports on seal interactions from each member company here: by clicking through the map.