Vertebrate Pest Conference Proceedings collection

 

Date of this Version

February 1994

Abstract

As the aquaculture industry continues to expand in the United States, so too do the losses attributed to wildlife depredation. Because the industry is so diverse and the various types of culture are characterized by unique designs, operations, and arrays of cultured species, there is a need for corresponding uniqueness in predator management strategies and techniques. It is unlikely that, at any time in the near future, one universal method or approach will be developed to successfully resolve wildlife depredation problems in all facilities. However, numerous areas for improvement currently exist where potential reductions in the extent of loss can be achieved with minimal impact on the industry. Additionally, the industry must be willing to accept some loss simply as one of the natural costs of doing business.