GenusWave’s technological breakthroughs are paving the way for new applications in the sea, on land, and in the air. Conventional Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) are being banned. Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology (TAST) is destined to replace them. Here’s why.
Around the world, governments and organizations committed to responsible aquaculture are prohibiting the use of primitive acoustic deterrent devices (ADDs). And for good reason. ADD’s emit a loud sound that’s harmful to seals and other sea life, and cause noise pollution that damages the marine environment. What’s more, seals that attack salmon farms habituate to the sound and too often wind up being shot.
TAST is light-years more advanced than ADDs and is the only acoustic deterrent proven to deter seals without harming them or the environment. It’s also the only acoustic deterrent approved by the influential Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the world’s leading nonprofit dedicated to fostering sustainable aquaculture.
Building a more sustainable
GenusWave’s first application, Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology (TAST), generates brief, isolated signals that keep seals away from salmon and other fish – without causing any harm to the predators or fish. In the case of seals and other sea predators that hunt fish, TAST triggers the targeted mammals’ autonomous flight instinct and conditions them to avoid the area. They do not habituate to the sound.
Unlike primitive acoustic deterrent devices, only TAST is backed by scientific research and is shown to deter seal predation without causing harm to marine mammals. TAST also satisfies the goals and intent of the US Marine Mammal Protection Act in order to export fish to the US.
Good for business. Good for the environment.
Seals prey on farmed salmon and stress the captive fish. SalmonSafe provides an environmentally sustainable solution.
We're helping the aquaculture industry thrive
without harming animals.
GenusWave’s signature application, SalmonSafeTM was created to provide fish farmers with total protection against predatory seals. Using Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology (TAST), SalmonSafe’sTM low dose noise frequency conditions seals to stay outside of the aquaculture fish zone. Because seals don’t habituate to TAST, it offers fish farmers a highly effective, long term solution.
From cost savings to improved fish health, read on to explore all the benefits that SalmonSafeTM offers to fish farmers.
FisherySafeTM is the first and only acoustic device shown to safely protect catch from seals without harming fish or marine mammals. By reducing fish presence under boats by 95% ore more – and significantly reducing equipment replacement costs over time – FisherySafeTM gives coastal fisherman a solution they can trust.
Read on to learn more how FisherySafeTM is can protect your catch from seals and make you fall in love with fishing once again.
Marine renewable energy projects often create conflict with sea life. GenusWave is working on innovative solutions to greatly mitigate any risk.
By keeping seals away from fish, SalmonSafeTM also helps reduces fish stress, resulting in healthier, higher quality fish.
Terrestrial solutions for
GenusWave is developing ways to apply its breakthrough technology to maintain the necessary distance between humans and wild animals on land. Both need their space – and too often it’s the same space. When this occurs, damage, injury and even death can result.
Collisions with large animals such as deer are a frequent and serious threat to road safety. In the US alone, there are approximately 1 million deer-vehicle collisions annually, causing about 200 deaths and $1.1 billion in damage. Similar statistics exist for Europe. GenusWave’s Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology (TAST) is an innovative approach for separating and safeguarding animals and humans – and has been scientifically proven to be effective without causing harm. TAST has the potential to protect both deer and drivers and reduce the tragic cost in human life and unnecessary animal deaths.
Finally, a proven way to transform
commercial fisheries and aquaculture
From the start, GenusWave set out to provide commercial fisheries and aquaculture with a sustainable solution to seal predation. After years of scientific research and testing, we're now helping salmon farms and fisheries minimize lost catch, improve profitability, and implement environmentally safe fishing practices.