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PBSB Proposal for Commercial Harvesting of Pinnipeds in B.C.

The Pacific Balance Pinnipeds Society (PBPS) has prepared a document titled Proposal for commercial harvesting of pinnipeds in British Columbia.

Proposal Excerpt:

"First Nations people have harvested marine mammals including pinnipeds (harbour seals, sea lions) along the British Columbia coast for thousands of years. Current estimates of abundance from aerial surveys indicate that there has been a massive increase in pinniped abundance since the species were largely protected in the early 1970s (Olesiuk 2010, 2018; Majewski and Ellis 2016), to levels probably much higher than were present during pre-contact times."

To view the complete proposal, please click here.

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