Steller Sea Lion Wheelhouse Guide for Commercial Fishermen
Flyer outlining ways for commercial fishermen to reduce Steller sea lion fishery interactions and injury and mortality reporting requirements.
Why feeding Steller sea lions hurts all commercial fisheries:
- Sea lions become habituated and more likely to follow your boat and interact with your catch and gear.
- Sea lions become aggressive and YOU or your fellow fishermen can be bitten and injured. Sea lions pass on these behaviors to other sea lions, continuing the problem.
- Sea lions become entangled, injured, or killed giving your fishery a bad reputation.
Stay safe: Individuals attempting to deter nuisance Steller sea lions do so at their own risk.
Do not harm or kill Steller sea lions - they are protected by law.