The Team Moves to the Northern Hunt.
Today, the seal hunt in the northern part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence opens. Our team is poised to document any hunting activity that can be observed. Conditions in the north are expected to be different than what was observed last week in the southern gulf. There is still some ice coverage and it is likely that hunters will have an easier time accessing what seals are up there.
Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans has permitted our observation staff to view the hunt from our helicopter. It has been estimated that the bulk of the seal hunting in the gulf region will take place up in the northern areas off the coast of Newfoundland. Hunting activity is likely to ramp up over the next few days and IFAW will be there, as it has been for the past 30 years, to document the cruelty associated with this unnecessary hunt.