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Old 03-26-2006, 02:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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thats not the same thing....we kill those animals to eat them and survive. we also use almost every part
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And yeah, if the seals weren't hunted, cod fish would NOT exist in this area of Canada. Seals here are considered nothing but a nuisance.
Basically here's the deal.

This deception betrays scant understanding of marine ecology. For several millennia to the 18th century, some 30 million Harp seals lived in a North Atlantic teeming with cod, capelin, herring, and so forth. If 30 million seals did not deplete the fish stocks, it is inconceivable that 3 million seals will deplete the fish stocks.

Unsustainable harvesting by humans has caused the decline of fish and seal populations. At the peak of the seal hunt, in the 1830s, hunters killed 700,000 Harp seals per year, devastating the herds. Poor fisheries management led to the depletion of the cod throughout the North Atlantic. Adult harp seals grow to 300 pounds and require about 3 kilograms of fish per day. They feed on herring, capelin, cod, bottom dwelling plaice and halibut, other fish, and crustacea, including mysids, amphipods and shrimps.

However, and this is the key point to grok, when fish eat fish, or when seals eat fish, the nutrients remain in the ocean. They are recycled. When humans remove fish from the ocean, the nutrients are removed. Fisheries scientists generally ignore this fact. Seals and fish clearly coexisted for millennia. Embarrassed fisheries officers have simply used seals as a scapegoat for poor management.

Humans are responsible for codfish & seal population depletion.

End of Story.
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ahhh that was a wonderful breath of fresh air. thank you for that clear description
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