All Press Releases for Seals

23rd June 2007
Statistics from Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) show that to date, 215,388 harp seals have been taken from the 270,000 harp seal quota for 2007. Final catch numbers will not be available until after the hunt closes and all Read more »
25th April 2007
Before the vote IFAW-Staff emphasized their demand for a ban with a giant inflatable seal in front of the Parliament in Vienna. Politicians of the Green Party and the Socialdemocratic Party were present to show their support. Following Croatia, Ita Read more »
2nd 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 »
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 »