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Are Harp Seals the Villains in Atlantic Fisheries?

How much fish are harp seals consuming and how much does that interfere with commercial fisheries? There has been an ongoing debate on the role of harp seals in the Northwest Atlantic fisheries ecosystem. There is suspicion that harp seal predation negatively impacts commercial fish stocks, but do we have any proof of this? Harp seals rely heavily on capelin, cod and other groundfish species, many of which suffered a collapse in the 1990s and have since remained below pre-collapse levels. ...