So we overfished the ocean where these seals usually find their prey. Then we set up farms with netting that isn’t seal-proof. And when the seals attack, suddenly we are angry at the seals? The whole article ranted about not having better methods for dealing with the seals.
You know what we do about crop loss here? It’s known that we will lose about 10% of our corn, pumpkins, etc to deer, raccoons, etc. So… we plant more than 10% extra and let the animals take what they need. Seems fair since our farms have taken over much of the land where deer foraged.
If the seals are so hungry they’re tearing up fish farms to eat, maybe it’s time to think about restoring the natural fish populations.