Atlantic Seal Science Task Team

Fisheries and Oceans Canada established the Atlantic Seal Science Task Team to gather input on the Department's science activities and programs related to seals and their role in the ecosystem in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

The Task Team will serve for a maximum of one year and will provide:

The mandate of the Task Team does not overlap with the existing Atlantic Seal Advisory Committee which is the consultative body between the Department and sealing stakeholders.


The Task Team will be co-chaired by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Glenn Blackwood, Fisheries and Marine Institute at Memorial University. Members include:

The Task Team may invite input from external advisors as required to fulfill their objectives.

Public and stakeholder comments

The Task Team will consider comments related to their mandate through submissions to

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