The technology is transformative.
So are the benefits to aquaculture and the environment.

GenusWave is the technology innovator founded by marine biologists on the principle that wild animals and busy humans both need their space. Our breakthrough, called Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology (TAST), was developed at St Andrews University and generates sound that deters predatory seals from salmon farms – without harming the seals or the salmon.

TAST is light-years more advanced than primitive acoustic deterrent devices and is the only acoustic deterrent approved by the highly respected and influential Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

Importantly, TAST can help the salmon industry avoid the catastrophic losses that will otherwise occur when strict U.S. aquaculture regulations take effect in January 2022. That may seem far off, but given the time required to widely deploy TAST, action is needed now. To learn more, explore our website or contact GenusWave.

No Harm

GenusWaves’ TAST has been proven to not harm seals or any marine mammals in any way.

Target Specific

TAST can be calibrated to affect only the targeted predator species, including seals.

Quiet Technology

Oceans have noise pollution. TAST provides a quieter alternative to primitive acoustic deterrent devices.

Good for Business

TAST helps commercial fisheries minimize the financial costs of seal predation and lost catch.

ASC Approved

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has approved TAST for use on all ASC certified farms.

No Habituation

Unlike ADDs, our solution provides long term protection because seals won’t habituate to TAST.

Compliant

We help salmon farmers comply with the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other environmental regulations.

No Habitat Exclusion

GenusWave technology doesn’t cause habitat exclusion or hearing damage in non-target species.

A Breakthrough in Protecting Salmon

GenusWave was born from our passion for the sea and our desire to help the Scottish salmon industry. Our fundamental breakthrough, Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology (TAST), is the foundation for our work and can dramatically transform salmon farming and fishing.

Marine Renewables and Construction

Marine renewable energy projects may conflict with sea life and environmental objectives during both the construction and operational phases. By creating a quiet, high-tech sound repellent, TAST can mitigate this conflict, which is important given the growing renewable energy sector.

Making Driving Safer

The image of “a deer caught in the headlights” exists because the animal’s eyes are adapted to the dark night and it’s therefore temporarily blinded. Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology (TAST) uses sound to trigger a deer’s flight response, causing it to spring to safety.

Latest news and Research From GenusWave

A better way to prevent seal predation

Hungry seals prey on farmed salmon, ravaging schools and stressing the captive fish. What is TAST, and how can it stop the damage?

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SalmonSafe™: A safer, more effective solution for salmon farmers

As the implementation of the US Marine Mammal Protection Act approaches, salmon farmers and commercial fisheries need to prepare.

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Researchers at the University of St Andrews analyzed the startle reflex of seals on a fish farm

GenusWave scientists tested the long-term effectiveness of a deterrence system, harnessing the startle reflex in phocid seals at a marine salmon farm.

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Deer-Vehicle Collisions Kill 200 people every year in the U.S. and more in Europe

Deer-vehicle collisions are a serious threat to road safety, causing about 200 deaths per year and $1.1 billion in damages.

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