Cammen speaks to ABC News about seal population growth
Kristina Cammen, assistant professor at the School of Marine Sciences, was interviewed by ABC News about the threat to fish stocks posed by the rebound in gray seal populations. Fishing groups contend the seals could threaten cod stocks that regulators are struggling to rebuild after decades of overfishing. “Gray seals are certainly this case where recovery has both been cause for celebration and cause for concern,” said Cammen. However, she added that seals are less of a hazard to fish populations than humans are.