The guidance documents are intended to be available for regulators and advisors as they carry out their decision-making and for developers as they prepare consenting and licensing applications. This stressor-specific document presents an overview of the scientific information that is known for entanglement. It is not intended to replace any regulatory requirements or prescribe action for a particular risk. This document is intended to be read in conjunction with the background document.
MRE devices may have unique mooring and anchoring systems depending on the technology type. For example, tidal kites have turbines, lines, and cables that can be highly dynamic. In the case of tidal kites, model results predict most marine mammals will not encounter the device when it is operating and if an encounter happens the tether is likely to remain taut. While there has been no evidence of entanglement with MRE systems to date, the potential for this risk may vary depending on line or cable configuration, depth, location, device type, physical characteristics of the line or cable (e.g., type, dimension, weight, bend ratio, etc.) and animal behavior and size.
Check out the links within the stressor-specific guidance document for entanglement for additional tools, resources and information.