A Fish and Wildlife department spokesperson told the lethal removals of the California sea lions began in mid-December and would continue through May.
SANTIAGO: Off the coast of Chile, fisherman face competition from a cunning carnivorous hunter that has decimated their industry due to its voracious appetite. For Chile's fishermen, sea lions are a "plague." "They're an enemy!" complained Mario Rojas to AFP. "We try to make them go away but it's impossible!" Part of the wider seal family that was once hunted mercilessly all over the world, leaving some populations close to extinction, the South American sea lion in Chile has been protected for the last 28 years.…