Hungry seals blamed for lack of salmon at Down East fish farms

This story seems by way of a media partnership with Maine Public.

A seal assault is being blamed for the lack of 50,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon at two fish farming websites close to Cutler.

Cooke Aquaculture spokesperson Joel Richardson stated that divers found on Aug. 7 that seals had chewed by way of two cage nets close to Cross Island. Every usually holds about 25,000 juvenile salmon, however had been empty when employees discovered them.