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Navigator Magazine | 2015 | December | 16
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DFO Reminds Public it is Illegal to Disturb Marine Mammals

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans recently received a video of a young harp seal resting on a harbour slipway. It wants the public to know that lying about and resting is perfectly normal behaviour for seals and not uncommon to see this time of year. Sometimes people mistake this behaviour to mean that the animal is in distress or dying. It is important to remember that in any circumstance it is illegal to disturb a marine animal. Unless you are participating in a legal fishery or ...

N.L. Premier Releases Ministerial Mandate Letters

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball has publicly released the departmental mandate letters, which ministers received after being sworn in. This follows the same practice that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau undertook with his federal cabinet ministers. In the letters, Ball outlined his government’s priorities and gives ministers direction for each department. “We have important work ahead that will require exceptional leadership from our Cabinet as we take on the difficult ...