Feds close to lifting sea otter ban off SoCal coast: San Jose Mercury News

Environmental report calls attempts to keep otters out of Southern California waters ‘futile’ ,,,,Opposition to the change in policy also comes from the commercial fishing community, where people are concerned about the otter as a competitor for resources, and about the regulations they’ll be forced to heed to protect the otters.,,,,The agency’s environmental statement concedes otters and fisheries likely will come into conflict. But goes on to say that sea otters have shown an ability to “return rapidly” to their home waters. http://www.mercurynews.com/central-coast/ci_21983387/feds-close-lifting-sea-otter-ban-off-socal