Case Study: seals eat all the fish

Michael Williamson (
Mon, 1 Sep 1995 20:21:06

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Canada's national newspaper, "The Globe and Mail" published an article
today quoting a new paper by researchers at the Department of Fisheries
and Oceans, Canada and the US National Marine Fisheries Service and
published in US science journal "Science".
According to the lead reseach scientist, Ransom Myers, (DFO, Canada)
"there are two messages in the research. Decimated fish populations
like the northern cod will recover if fishing is cut down. . . and
what happened to the (East Coast) fish stocks had nothing to do with
the environment, nothing to do with seals. It is simply overfishing."
The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Brian Tobin, is convening a
second sealing forum in St. John's Newfoundland at the end of
September, or early October to discuss seal management. One of the
concerns of the Minister is that seals are eating all the fish!
Anne Doncaster
Anne Doncaster, International Wildlife Coalition
P.O. Box 461 Port Credit Postal Station
Mississauga, Ontario L5G 4M1
Tel:  (905) 274-0633  Fax:  (905) 274-4477