New Zealand: Jamie Briggs calls for seal cull in Coorong and Lower Lakes

Politicians and council mayors have called for the state government to act on the exploding new_zealand_fur_seal1342749164719 population New Zealand fur seal in the Coorong and Lower Lakes. Federal Member for Mayo Jamie Briggs wrote to minister Jay Weatherill asking for the state government to consider population management of seals because of the impact on commercial fishing operators. “While I appreciate it is a difficult political decision to engage in population management, I believe the time has arrived where this must be undertaken,” Mr Briggs said. He said the sustainability of businesses and the local environment were at risk. Read the rest here 17:05

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