Maine Monitor quotes Gilbert in article about salmon escape impact on seals

In an article about the recent escape of 50,000 juvenile salmon from a fish farm off Cutler, The Maine Monitor quoted James Gilbert, professor emeritus at the University of Maine Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, about the impact of the escape on local seals. Gilbert said that coastwide surveys in Maine from 1981 through 2018 indicate that gray seal numbers have been increasing, while harbor seal populations have remained steady or are declining slightly.