CBC; “Fisheries minister pledges seal summit and more research on Atlantic fisheries”

CBC; “Fisheries minister pledges seal summit and more research on Atlantic fisheries”

More research is needed on the impact of seals on dwindling east coast fish stocks, federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray said Thursday, in response to a report by the region’s fisheries industry.

Part of that research will include a summit in St. John’s this fall on the country’s seal population, Murray said, reacting to the newly released report from the Atlantic seal science task team, which was commissioned by the Fisheries Department in 2020…

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