By-catch

Posted by Ken Campbell December 16, 2008 0 Comment 557 views


When I wrote the previous entry about kayaking in the Skokomish delta, I forgot to mention the seal.

There was a section of fishing net, along with a small bundle of floats, that was bobbing in the current near the river bank. Tangled in the net was what remained of a seal pup.

Years ago, I cut another seal pup from a net on the Nisqually. I’ve heard of other paddlers doing the same. Unfortunately for this little guy, there weren’t any kayakers in the area when he got trapped.

I wish this didn’t happen so much.

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