Nuisance gulls at United Fish Products factory

Nuisance gulls stealing fish scraps and compromising health and safety

The United Fish Products factory converts trimmings from the fish processing industry into high grade fishmeal and fish oil, which is then used as feed in the aquaculture, poultry and pig industries.

Large numbers of gulls were targeting the intake areas where fish by-products arrive to site. The open top bins of fish scraps presented an easily accessible food source and causing health and safety hazards.

Project overview

It’s well known that gulls are opportunists and will target easy food sources. United Fish Products in Aberdeen were suffering a severe gull problem and looked to NBC Environment for help.

Our solution

NBC proposed a regular falconry programme utilising birds of prey, in addition to a handheld laser and acoustic distress caller.

The programme has been hugely successful and already resulted in a substantial reduction in the number of problem gulls on site.

Bird proofing has many benefits to solving bird issues such as:

  • Acting as a physical deterrent, utilising nature’s instincts
  • Can be used to clear large sites of nuisance bird populations
  • Can be used in areas where proofing methods are unsuitable or access is unavailable
  • Extremely effective and humane solution

More information on our gull control services

For further information read our article "How to get rid of Seagulls".

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