No Science Justifies Federal Seal Cull Says Secret Memo

In a confidential memo one advocate called “unbelievable”, the Department of Fisheries says it has no scientific data to support Canada’s claims that seals are to blame for dwindling groundfish stock. The cabinet memo stamped SECRET said claims were “anecdotal commentary” and had no basis in research: “It is a classic case of putting pure politics ahead of science”.

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