Alaska state senator proposes bounty on sea otters

Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, sees the furry-faced critters as a growing threat to shellfish beds, particularly in southeast Alaska, where he is from. On Wednesday, he introduced legislation that would have the state pay $100 for each sea otter lawfully killed under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. “We’re not talking eradication. We’re talking slowing the population growth,” he said. “In my opinion, we’re not going to get any help from the federal government.” Read more

One Response to Alaska state senator proposes bounty on sea otters

  1. Joel Hovanesian says:

    Maybe we can do the same thing in New England with the exploding seal population. Seals instead of cod.
    Sounds like a recipe for success to me!

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