CBC News Repost
Jun 22, 2022
Grey seals eat into another fish population in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
“Grey seals are eating into another fish species in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, driving a serious decline in the abundance of yellowtail flounder, according to a new report from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).”
“The number of yellowtail flounder six years and older are believed to have declined by 95 percent since the mid-1980s.”
“Similar elevated natural mortality is widespread among large individuals of many fish species in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. There is evidence that predation by grey seals is an important cause of this elevated mortality,” the report stated.
Original article: Grey seals eat into another fish population in the Gulf of St. Lawrence