Call to cull fur seals

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A SOUTH Aus­tralian MP wants a fur seal cull along parts of the South Aus­tralian coast be­cause they are caus­ing prob­lems for other wildlife and the fish­ing in­dus­try. Lib­eral MP Adrian Ped­er­ick moved a mo­tion in State Par­lia­ment yesterday call­ing for a man­age­ment plan and a sus­tain­able har­vest­ing of New Zealand fur seals. Seal num­bers around the Mur­ray Lakes and the Coorong, south of Ade­laide, have been in­creas­ing in re­cent years and are now es­ti­mated at more than 100,000.

A fur seal.

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