Introduce and enforce legislation to prevent intentional killing of mammals at aquaculture systems
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Background information and definitions
Marine and freshwater mammals may be intentionally killed (e.g. by shooting or poisoning) at aquaculture systems in attempts to reduce mammal predation on fish stocks and damage to gear. Although routine killing has been made illegal in many countries, permits or licences may be issued to allow a limited number of ‘problem’ individuals to be killed. Enforcement may be necessary to prevent illegal killing.
For a similar intervention, see Introduce and enforce legislation to prevent intentional killing of mammals at wild fisheries.