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Herring Fisherman Charged For Bombing Sea Lions!
posted on February 27, 2020

Herring Fisherman Charged For Bombing Sea Lions!

February 26, 2020
Re: Herring Fisherman Charged for Bombing Sea Lions!
Stop the Cruel Herring Fishery and the Seal Hunt! Phone or Write Your Local Politicians!

A Lifeforce investigation discovered that DFO decided to lay charges against one herring fisherman for the inhumane, senseless bombing of sea lions in March 2019 during the herring fishery. Allan Marsden is facing three counts under the Fisheries Act and Explosives Act. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 26th.

A video showing him tossing an explosive at sea lions sparked mass controversy! The video showed a callous disrespect for wildlife. They were not fishing or being “threaten” by the sea lions. They threw the seal bomb into a large group and laughed about it saying “that was awesome”!
“Seal bombs” can cause serious physical harm including deafness, eye damage and life threatening injuries. Especially when thrown directly at the victims. Even at greater distances orcas and humpbacks could have been harmed.

When fishermen net herring it will obviously attract seals and sea lions. Then more inhumane bombings and shootings! In view of this information, the 2020 Herring Fishery should be cancelled in order to prevent further marine wildlife abuses and the extinction of this herring population.

DFO should be commended for enforcing wildlife violations under the Marine Mammal Regulations. DFO must also take further action by not permitting any West Coast Seal and Sea Lion Slaughter! The renamed “Pacific Balance Marine Management” still wants to kill tens of thousands of seals and sea lions. The seals and sea lions would be inhumanely clubbed, shot (rifles and shotguns) and harpooned by crossbows! More senseless abuse and slaughter!

As DFO states: “It is illegal to disturb seals, sea lions or other marine mammals. This includes the use of acoustic deterrents such as seal bombs or other explosives. If anyone witnesses a disturbance to marine mammals in BC, please report it to DFO at 1-800-465-4336.”

Say Yes to Herring and Other Fishing Moratoriums or Lose Them Forever!
Say No to Seal and Sea Lion Slaughter!
More information at this Petition!
Say No to Seal and Sea Lion Slaughter!

For Further Information: Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce lifeforcesociety@gmail.com