Seal meat supper? BC group calls for West Coast seal hunt –

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201967 Views

February 7, 2019

A group made up of B.C. First Nations along with commercial and sport fishers wants to see a commercial seal hunt on the province’s West Coast.

The Pacific Balance Pinniped Society (PBPS) argues that the pinnipeds population — the marine mammal family that seals and sea lions belong to — has exploded on the coast, and are putting other species such as salmon and orcas at risk.

“There’s historic levels and beyond. There’s California sea lions that aren’t usually up here eating all of our fish and we need to do something,” said PBPS vice president Thomas Sewid.

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