No legal barrier to South Australia’s fur seal cull in Coorong and Lower Lakes

south australia fur sealTens of thousands of long-nosed fur seals have taken to the lower stretches of the River Murray, causing problems for the local commercial fishing industry. I certainly think we need to proceed with a sustainable harvest,” Mr Pasin said. “These seals are wreaking havoc in the lakes and Coorong, they’re decimating the ecology, harming the industry and impacting on the culture of the Ngarrindjeri people.” Authorities have estimated there are as many as 100,000 fur seals in South Australian waters, reducing the fishing catch in the Lower Lakes and Coorong by 70 per cent. Read the rest here 19:51

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