Seals could hunt Atlantic cod to extinction in some waters. Only culling can help: study – Global News

Seals could hunt Atlantic cod to extinction in some waters. Only culling can help: study – Global News

By Jesse Ferreras

“The countdown is on to the cod‘s extinction in certain Atlantic waters — and culling grey seals may be one of the only options to slow the trend.

That’s according to an assessment of cod stocks in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, an area that is surrounded by New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the island of Newfoundland.

The Atlantic cod could be extinct in those waters by mid-century, the study said.”

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