CBC; “Seals not significantly affecting health of northern cod stocks, says DFO”

CBC; “Seals not significantly affecting health of northern cod stocks, says DFO”

A federal scientist says seal predation is not having a significant impact on the groundfish’s stalled spawning stock biomass.

Instead, Karen Dwyer, weighing in on the contentious debate over the health of cod stocks, said Thursday that environmental factors and a limited supply of the cod’s primary food source — capelin — are more to blame…

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