Seals and sealing
Facts, statistics and regulations on Canada’s seal harvest, and the six species of seals affected.
Services and information
The six seal species in Canada and their feeding habits, lifespan, sizes and population trends.
Total Allowable Catch decisions on the Atlantic seal harvest for current and recent years.
Ensuring a sustainable harvest, seal species and populations, harvesting areas and seasons.
Regulations, rules and their consequences, enforcement teams and agencies, surveillance tools.
Canada’s well-established humane harvesting practices and the science-based, three-step process.
How Canada provides support to Indigenous communities as they certify seal products for export.
The economic, social and cultural value of a sustainable seal harvest in Canada.
The latest facts and data, the number of licences issued per year and the number of seal landings.
Seal products used in Canada and exported around the world, and why Canada supports world market access.
Impacts of grey seals on cod stocks in the Gulf of St. Laurence, related science journal articles.
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