Rare Monk Seal Dies in Fish Farm Off Hawaii Used by NOAA
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Associated Press] by Caleb Jones - March 17, 2017
Honolulu - An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii.
Officials with NOAA said Thursday the death of the 10-year-old monk seal happened at Blue Ocean Mariculture, the same fish farm that NOAA's National Marine Fishery Service has been using for research in conjunction with a plan to expand aquaculture into federal waters around the Pacific.
Ann Garrett, the service's assistant regional administrator...
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