All Press Releases for Seals

2nd April 2007
The team traveled by plane and helicopter and observed a single sealing vessel as it began hunting seals on the opening day of the Gulf hunt. As expected, sealers were shooting at seals on small ice pans from their boat. “What we saw today w Read more »
29th March 2007
In recent years, the government has set the yearly TAC around 300,000 animals, a number well above the sustainable levels estimated by its own scientists. This year, despite poor ice conditions that could result in 100% natural seal pup mortality, Read more »
29th March 2007
Even the death of thousands of newborn pups in the Gulf of Saint-Laurent due to global warming has not prompted the Canadian authorities to cancel the hunt as recommended by the experts. In this particular respect, Canada's attitude can be qualifi Read more »
27th March 2007
“The conditions this year are disastrous. I’ve surveyed this region for six years and I haven’t seen anything like this.“ said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW.  “There is wide open water and almost no s Read more »
14th March 2007
According to the latest reports from scientific agencies in Canada, ice conditions on Canada’s east coast are shaping up to be among the worst on record. Current ice conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence appear to be worse than in 2002, whe Read more »
26th February 2007
This decision follows the German Parliament’s October 19 motion calling for a national ban on seal products until an EU-wide ban is passed. As there is no immediate response on the EU-level, Mr. Seehofer will move forward with the German nat Read more »