Harp Seal Fishery Opening
DFO advises that the Harp seal fishery in Areas 5 to 8 and 12 will open, for a limited harvest of adult Harp seals, at 0600 hours on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to Friday, April 07, 2017 at 2000 hours.
This harvest will only be open for those sealers who have been issued valid 2017 licence conditions specific to this adult-only, Harp seal-only harvest.
Sealers are reminded that as per Section 30 of the Marine Mammal Regulations, “No person shall fish for adult harp or hooded seals in the ...
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 ...