SaveWave BV.

- Shellfish Saver System


The Shellfish Saver is designed to be as mobile as possible to be used by one person in hard to reach places. The Shellfish Saver works on rechargeable industrial lithium-ion batteries and is shaped like a flashlight for optimal handling. It weighs approx 750 grams. The emitted laser beam can scare away birds from a great distance (beyond one kilometre) and will run nonstop for 45 minutes on one rechargeable battery. Two batteries are provided and in practise, constant emitting is never necessary, since birds take off within a very short time period.

Bird problems in aquaculture or fish farming?
Scaring away birds in an effective and animal friendly way from your (shell)fish farm? SaveWave introduces the Shellfish Saver. A revolutionary and innovative solution to your bird problems. The Shellfish Saver is a handheld bird deterrent using the power of a patented laser system to scare away birds. Easy to operate and the best solution available. Minimizing effort while maximizing effect. The product is in use around the world in mussel cultivating and shrimp farming with great biological results and economical benefits.
Main benefits:

  • Easy to clear large areas of birds in a short time period
  • Proven to be effective against numerous species of birds
  • Easy to use, minimum training required
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Great economic benefits

The aquaculture industry is growing quickly and is expected to become an even more important source of protein in the future. Great amounts of animal life in one area like shellfish, crustaceans and fish will eventually attract predatory birds. To keep them at distance, SaveWave has developed an innovative and highly specialized laser technology to easily and safely exclude sea ducks, seagulls, cormorants, herons and other nuisance birds from (shell)fish farms. This powerful handheld system is called the Shellfish Saver.

The laser technology used in the Shellfish Saver is innovative and cutting edge. The emitted laser beam is widened for optimal bird visibility and to prevent damage being done in the unlikely event of long term bird eye exposure. The beam itself with the associated “dot” is a very powerful bird deterrent. Birds feel threatened by the physical presence of the beam and laser dot and experience this as an unnatural and unpredictable threat. Their natural response to this threat is to avoid contact and move away, just like they do with an approaching car. The product is not designed to be aimed into the birds’ eyes, but to the birds’ “safety zone”, resulting in a flight response. No habituation has ever been documented because of this natural flight response.

Main benefits:

  • Easy to clear large areas of birds within minutes
  • Permanent effects during repetitive use
  • No habituation
  • Proven effect on numerous species of birds
  • No noise pollution or noise stress on environment
  • Easy to use, minimum training required
  • Very powerful to be effective on water and even brighter conditions
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Great economic benefits: protecting harvest and feed!


  • Shellfish Saver
  • End cap including safety pin
  • Handlebar rubber
  • Blue storage box
  • Lens protection cap
  • 2 CR batteries
  • Battery charger
  • Scope
  • 4 Batteries for scope
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Hex key
  • Screw driver
  • Manual
  • Safety glasses

The product should not be used like a gun, i.e. point and shoot. Users should direct the laser beam toward the flock of birds or individual birds. By moving the handheld up and down or side to side, you create movement with the beam which can be steered towards the birds. One person can operate this light-weight handheld laser. Because it is very powerful (a class 3B laser), safety during use is of major importance.

Maximize the effect by adding sound
To maximize the effect of the Shellfish Saver, SaveWave can also deliver a highly specialized sound system. In bright light conditions, where the laser is less visible to the birds and therefore sometimes less effective, this sound system has proven to be a great addition to the laser. This revolutionary sound system concentrates sound energy in a tight bundle, causing more volume over a larger carrying distance. The sound energy output is high enough to deter birds from a desired area. The system is I-pod compatible and is delivered with an I-pod with exclusive bird deterring sounds and operational playlists engineered by our marine biologists. The system is lightweight and can easily be operated by one man. The carbon fibre body is sturdy and developed to withstand harsh working conditions.

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