B.C. Herring fisherman charged with tossing a ‘bear banger’ to disperse group of sea lions last year

Herring fisherman Allen Marsden is facing three counts under the Fisheries Act and Explosives Act for tossing a small, explosive device known as a “bear banger” from his boat toward the crowd of animals on March 4, 2019. Fishers and Oceans Canada (DFO) confirmed the charges Wednesday but declined to comment further.,,, “We’re not out there trying to kill the sea lions. We’re not out there looking for sea lions. We’d rather if they weren’t here,” said Marsden. Marsden added the explosive was needed to ensure the safety of fishermen. He said he’d personally been bitten in the past. Video, (I cheered!) >click to read< 17:50

One Response to B.C. Herring fisherman charged with tossing a ‘bear banger’ to disperse group of sea lions last year

  1. Bonnie benton says:

    Fisheries have better things to do! Such as getting an education! They lay so many charges without merit and it cost thousands to defend yourself where there shouldn’t have been charges to begin with! Their science with the observers and validates is way out of whack as well! Such a bunch of bullshit!

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