Project flyer

A flyer presenting the aim of the project was designed. It can be freely downloaded here.

Tests of PARADEP 3.2

Based on the previous device trials (PARADEP 3.1) which took place in December 2020, the requested changes were applied to the case. As a result, a new design for the
            The third version of the device was tested in July 2020. It was conceived based on the observations raised during the previous experiments. This
            03/10/2020: The PARADEP project was presented at the Lycée de la Mer, Sète.   Auriane and Njaratiana presented some results about depredation impacts in
The second depredation mitigation device trials were carried out on February 25 and 26, 2020. Those new prototypes include some of the changes identified at the end of the previous
PARADEP was presented at the World Marine Mammal Conference held in Barcelona in December 2019 ( This year, this symposium was jointly organized by the Society of Marine Mammalogy and
            The first depredation mitigation device trials were carried out off Sète, south of France, on August 02 and 07, 2019. Researchers and engineers from
            June 11 – 19, 2019: Marc SORIA, our acoustic engineer involved in the PARADEP project, undertook an acoustic survey onboard the Vetyver 6 during
            13-14/06/2019 : Shooting of a documentary about the conception of the depredation mitigation device During a work meeting with the SATIM team (Niort, France) in

Acoustic survey

06/10/2019: Preliminary acoustic survey onboard a commercial pelagic longliner Marc SORIA, acoustical engineer involved in the PARADEP project, will be onboard the Vétyver 6 (ENEZ DU fishing company) during a
4/8/2019 : Start of the internship of Sara BOUTAAM (MSc Mechanics of composite structures: aeronautics and eco-design, Paris Nanterre University). Title: Design of a toothed whale depredation mitigation device for
Objective: Design of a physical depredation mitigation device This innovative device will have three protective skills: physical (barrier between the fish and the predator), visual (hiding of the fish) and passive

Quick-off meeting

Quick-off meeting with project partners: IRD (P. Bach, M. Soria, N. Rabearisoa) CEBC CNRS (C. Guinet) ENEZ DU (P. Guérin) Place: National Museum of Natural History (Paris)

PARADEP start date