Originally Posted by prairie tuber
Whoa! What's the season and quota for culling & harvesting those suckers?
Season is year round, and the limit is zero. Federal laws (the MMPA: Marine Mammal Protection Act) call for serious fines for "disturbing" sea lions, seals, whales, otters, etc. "Disturbing" is loosely defined as doing anything that "alters the animals' natural behavior". This includes feeding, chasing, causing to flee, etc.
Only exceptions that I know of to this are the Alaskan Natives, who are allowed a certain number as subsistence and ritual continuation type stuff.