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Sealing Advocates Want Less Talk, More Action on International Trade

Above: Photo Credit: Canadian Seal Products   While the Canadian federal government has recently shown support for Canada’s sealing industry, stakeholders say that many legislative roadblocks still stand in the way of bringing Canadian seal products into the mainstream. Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, has recently shown some support for Canada’s sealing industry. As of January 9, for example, provinces across the Maritimes are ...

Mark Small: A Passionate Champion of Canada’s Sealers

By Jim Winter The Canadian Sealers Association (CSA) has lost one of its major figures and a courageous champion with the death of past president Mark Small, on January 18. He was 83 years old. To show respect for Mark’s contributions to the CSA, to our home province and to sealing communities across Canada, Jim Winter, founding CSA president, Eldred Woodford, current president, and Albert Newhook, an earlier president, were present for the celebration of Mark’s life, in Baie Verte, ...

Seal Processing Facility Files Expansion Plans

The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation recently announced that PhocaLux International Inc.’s  Fleur de Lys Seal Processing and Tannery expansion plans have been filed relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act. PhocaLux International Inc.has submitted a proposal to expand an existing seal processing facility at Fleur de Lys to include seal skin tanning. All tanning operations will take place on the first floor of an ...

European Court Upholds EU Seal Ban

A European Union ban on imports of seal products not derived from the traditional Inuit seal hunt has been upheld. The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice rejected an appeal brought by an association representing the interests of Canadian Inuits — Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami — and seal product manufacturers against a ruling from a lower court in 2013. The court ruled that earlier judgement was correct in holding that the legality of the basic regulation must be assessed on the ...

Seal Fishery Opening – 2015 Season

DFO advises Newfoundland and Labrador Seal harvesters based in Sealing Areas 4 to 8, that the fishery for Seals will re-open in Sealing Areas 4 to 8 and 12, at 0600 hours on Sunday, April 12, 2015. This fishery will open for Front Longliners, Areas 5 to 8 Small Boats and Speed Boats, all Area 4 vessels, and Personal Use. This includes License Classes N100 to N106, N300 to N302, and N400. DFO advises Newfoundland and Labrador Seal harvesters based in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, that the ...

Provincial Government Supports 2015 Seal Harvest

The sealing industry remains an important contributor to the provincial economy providing economic benefits to people and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The Provincial Government announced April 7 that it is providing $2 million to support the purchase of seals from the 2015 harvest. This support comes in the form of loans to Carino Processing Ltd. and PhocaLux International Inc. of up to $1 million each. The $2 million in loan funding will go toward the purchase of ...