VOCM; “DFO Waiting for the Research Before Sounding Off on Seal Effect on Cod Stocks”

VOCM; “DFO Waiting for the Research Before Sounding Off on Seal Effect on Cod Stocks”

Despite what industry calls “significant evidence” of seal predation being a leading cause of cod mortality, DFO still won’t bite – stating that research is ongoing.

DFO says they are researching the distribution, diet and abundance of seals in 3Ps. This year, natural mortality rates are approximately three times that of fishing mortality. In 2019, there was an annual reduction of approximately 40 per cent of the cod stock…

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