What Fish Nerds Think Of The Sea Lion Issue In British Columbia

By April 2, 2019 Fisheries
Opinions on Sea Lions Vs Fishermen over herring

I published an episode on herring fishers in British Columbia that were harassing sea lions, who were also catching herring. the trouble was, the herring were being caught by sea lions while in the fisher’sĀ gill nets. I asked the question “Who has priority over the herring?”

I felt bad for both sides of the issue (the fishers and the sea lions), but as a conservationist, I tended to side with the sea lions. To get a feel for how fishers thought about the issue, I asked some recreational fishermen in the Fish Nerds Podcast group last week. I was happy to find that I got responses!

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