Port officials in Richmond, B.C. are posting more warning signs




Port officials in Richmond, B.C. are posting more warning signs and cautioning about the dangers of feeding wildlife after a young girl was dragged into the water by a sea lion in an encounter video that has now been seen around the world.

The government advises the public to keep a distance of at least 100 metres from the animals to avoid disturbing them in their natural habitat.
According to Section 7 of the federal government’s Marine Mammal Regulations, anyone who disturbs a marine mammal, except when legally fishing, can face a maximum penalty of a $100,000 fine.