Sea lion numbers may be dropping due to squid fishing: study - FIS

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  1. octobot

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    6 [SIZE=-1]Squid fishing may be why the threatened New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) population is falling on its main breeding ground of the Auckland Islands, according to University of Otago Lead Researcher and Senior Lecturer in the Zoology Department ...[/SIZE]
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    I agree this is a worry for the Sea Lion populations, but you'll note there was no mention of what it may be doing to the squid population! As they fish a pre-spawned population that is also a terminal spawner, but there's no money for squid research........not cute (read furry, mammalian) enough I guess!
     

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