Services and information
Identify a species
The six seal species in Canada and their feeding habits, lifespan, sizes and population trends.
Commercial fisheries for Atlantic seals
Decisions and information on the Atlantic commercial seal harvest.
North Atlantic seal science
Research on seals in Atlantic Canada.
Monitoring the seal harvest
Regulations, rules and their consequences, enforcement teams and agencies, surveillance tools.
Ensuring the seal harvest is humane
Canada’s well-established humane harvesting practices and the science-based, three-step process.
Certification and Market Access Program for Seals
How Canada provides support to Indigenous communities as they certify seal products for export.
The importance of the seal harvest
The economic, social and cultural value of a sustainable seal harvest in Canada.
Statistics on the seal harvest
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.
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