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Deterring "Nuisance" Pinnipeds

Potential deterrence of Pacific harbor seals, northern elephant seals, California sea lions, northern fur seals, and the Eastern U.S. stock Steller sea lions (collectively known as pinnipeds) from fishing gear and catch, and private property. Updated October 2018.

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