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Dive fishermen and sea otters face complex competition – “They’re totally eating us out of house and home.”

What many Americans consider to be a cute, back-floating mammal is a pest, even a thief, to some Southeast Alaskan fishermen. Humans and sea otters enjoy consuming the same bottom-dwelling seafood: Dungeness crabs, clams, sea cucumbers and urchins. Competition between dive fishermen and sea otters for those resources has intensified as the otter population grows. Wadley has been a for 27 years. She dove for abalone until the dive fishery closed in 1996. “We had an abalone fishery here until the otters ate us out of it,” Read the article here 08:05

Nearly 26 thousand and growing fast – Otters, fishing and hunting – finding a balance in Southeast AK

FISH-With-Mic-Logo-GRAPHIC-303-x-400-e1360148757522 This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Finding a balance between fishing, hunting and sea otters. More after this[email protected]   Otter hunting increases – by Matt Lichtenstein -The otter’s rapid population growth and voracious appetite for shellfish has been a major concern for commercial crabbers, dive fishermen and fishery managers who blame the animals for a loss of productive fishing grounds.  [email protected]  17:25