All Press Releases for Seals

2 April 2007
Canada has allowed over one million seals to be killed in the past three years. With this year’s commercial total allowable catch limit set at 270,000 seals, this becomes the fourth consecutive year in which the government allocation has exc Read more »
2 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 »
29 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 »
29 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 »
27 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 »
14 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 »