CTV News; “New report blames growing seal population for decline of cod stocks”

CTV News; “New report blames growing seal population for decline of cod stocks”

A new report identifies grey seals as the main cause of a decline in cod stocks in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence that could drive the fish to extinction by mid-century.

The latest assessment, released this month, says the outlook for the stock in the southern gulf is grim.

“It think it’s probably too late,” Doug Swain, a research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said in an interview Thursday…

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