CBC.ca: — (Jan 16, 2012)  A huge seal population is preventing cod stocks from rebounding off Nova Scotia, two former directors of science at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography say.

The work of Bob O’Boyle and Mike Sinclair backs what fishermen have argued for years.

“We conclude that indeed the seals are responsible for the lack of recovery of the cod,” Sinclair told CBC News.

Sinclair retired as director of science at BIO in Dartmouth, N.S.    He took over the job when O’Boyle left. Read full CBC online article here

Cod’s still gone — time to stop blaming fishermen
Jim Meek writes an excellent essay on the grey seal growing population offshore Nova Scotia.
Read his January 14 opinion piece in the Chronicle Herald here