Friday April 8, 2022

Vancouver Sun

About two dozen voracious sea lions have broken into net pens at Cermaq Canada’s fish farm northeast of Tofino, where they are gobbling up farmed Atlantic salmon at harvesting time.

And the huge animals are refusing to leave what has become an all-you-can-eat buffet.

“They are eating a lot of farmed salmon,” said Bonny Glambeck, campaigns director at Clayoquot Action, a Tofino-based conservation society that is making daily trips to the farm to monitor the situation. “They are having quite a feast in there.”

Glambeck said the sea lions in some cases are just biting off the heads of the fish and leaving the bodies.

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