White sharks aren’t the issue. Gray seals are – amend the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act

Last summer’s white shark attacks off Cape Cod beaches, one resulting in the first human fatality in the state in over 80 years, highlight the fact that times change, our marine ecosystem is evolving, and laws need to adjust to these changing realities. However tragic those shark attacks are for the victims and their families, the white sharks are not the issue; they simply dramatize it. The ever-increasing population of gray seals is the issue.,, A realistic start to addressing this issue would be to amend the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act to provide for delisting recovered species, such as the gray seal. Admittedly, while delisting would not resolve the issues of controlling seal population growth or related white shark attacks, it would be a reasonable first step for the following reasons: >click to read<09:31

One Response to White sharks aren’t the issue. Gray seals are – amend the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act

  1. Mike C says:

    Not only are they , the seals eating all the fish. Look to the loss in numbers of striped bass but seals shit in the water. Think of 85,000 people shitting at the beach every day. The water is so polluted who would even think of swimming. This seal waste than causes worms to infect what fish are left making the fish not good for humans. Kill the seals. They are even expanding to Long Island.

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