FGS behavioural deterrence systems are used for fish herding in applications where a section of a large river or an area of open water needs to be cleared prior to undertaking an activity that would be potentially harmful to fish. The following are prerequisites for effective acoustic fish herding:
In fish herding applications the fish deterrent system is operated from a mobile platform such as a boat or barge. This differs from static deterrent systems often used to drive fish from a confined locality in blasting operations.
To specify an appropriate system we will need information on the species of fish to be herded, the distance/area to be covered and the water depths involved. For marine areas, water depths can be obtained from marine charts but when required FGS can also offer a rapid bathymetric survey option for river reaches.
Fish herding systems are available for short-term hire, long-term lease or purchase.