PAL: the acoustic protection for marine mammals
F3: Maritime Technology UG (Ltd.) aims to warn marine mammals under threat of dangers such as nets, maritime construction, ships and explosions. The newly designed PAL (pat.) warning device produces effective warning sounds and was developed and optimised in co-operation with professional fishermen.
The Porpoise-PAL utilises a unique approach in generating the alerting sounds of the animals that it protects. It was successfully tested by the Thünen Institute for Baltic Sea Fisheries with gillnet fisheries in Germany and Denmark. The device reduces harbour porpoise bycatch by 80 %. Currently, a large practical test with PAL in commercial fisheries is underway, led by the Baltic Sea Info-Center in Eckernförde.
Every PAL model is specifically designed for its intended application. The range of PALs on offer both covers and exceeds the range of acoustic warning devices approved for fisheries in the USA and the EU. We are currently developing new warning signals to mitigate the effects of mass strandings, ship strikes, maritime construction and ammunitions clearance. We look forward to the challenge of meeting your requirements and whenever possible exceeding your expectations.
PAL was designed and tested in Germany with the support of the Federal Office of Agriculture and Food in Bonn. Every PAL is manufactured and tested in Germany and comes with 2 years of warranty. If you have any questions regarding PAL, its deployment, effect and use, please check the FAQ section here or feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.