The impact of seals on the recovery of cod stocks is complex
Patrice Simon, Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada – The impact of the seals on the recovery of cod stocks is complex. The seals eat cod, but they also eat a number of cod predators. The quotas for the seal hunt are established on the basis of conservation principles. The objective is to have an activity that makes economic sense for the sealers, but also to maintain a healthy seal population.
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