Seal Haul-out Site Designation

Method used to identify and select key seal haul-out sites


Scottish legislation requires the designation of key seal haul-out sites in Scotland, at which seals are protected from intentional or reckless harassment. SMRU was tasked by the Scottish Government to develop a method for selecting these key sites. The following report describes the process used to identify and select designated seal haul-out sites using SMRU aerial survey data.