The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has already demonstrated their
inability to manage this hunt this year, with the Gulf of St. Lawrence component
going almost 20 percent over the quota set by the Department of Fisheries and
Oceans (DFO). There is no penalty for going over the quota and DFO is not
adjusting today’s hunt quota to reflect the overrun.
“This cruel and unnecessary hunt is a mismanaged mess,” said Olivier Bonnet,
IFAW’s Canadian director.
“DFO is utterly incapable of effectively regulating and managing this