DFO is continuing to monitor the situation in Roddickton-Bide Arm where dozens of seals have collected in recent days.
Officers are working with DFO scientists to assess the health of the animals. Some of the seals have been removed according to DFO, and they say they will continue to do so where possible, while ensuring the safety of residents, the officers and the animals.
The mayor wants to see a plan put in place to remove the seals which she says won’t be able to make it the 5 miles or so to the ice edge and into the ocean.
They are asking residents to contact their officer or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477) if they see a seal on a roadway or are aware of people disturbing seals.
This is on Ottawa, says Crosbie
Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie says DFO must do something about the overabundance of seals in the region.
Crosbie feels Ottawa is to blame for the unusual number of creatures finding their way into local communities and salmon rivers. Crosbie says the federal government has failed to take the action required to manage the fishery sustainability.
Crosbie says its threatening the province’s fish stocks, and the livelihood of many who live in the province.