Seal bombs are being used in California fisheries to deter marine mammals from fish nets and fishing grounds. But the practice poses significant risk to marine life, regulation is weak, and research guiding current policy is outdated and incomplete.
For a small research center, we have broad impact locally, at the state, national, and international levels. Our staff, students and alumni are ocean champions, tackling challenges both here and abroad. We review Center for the Blue Economy research, publications, and activities in 2018.