Wicked Local Brewster: The rebounding seal population won’t get a gold seal of approval from local fishermen. The population of gray seals around Nantucket Sound is rising 20% a year (according to Betty Lentell of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) to an estimated 15,000, but that’s the wrong direction as far as some fishermen are concerned.
“They should take the population to where it was 20 years ago and maintain it,” surfcaster Craig Poosikian suggested during a break in [the March 20] Cape Seal Symposium at Chatham High School, organized by Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association. “Make it a commercial venture.”
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