23 10, 2014

New seal processing plant may open in Port Union

October 23rd, 2014|

If Port Union has it’s way it would like to help Bernie Halloran open up a new seal processing plant in it’s town next year. It would be located in the old Ocean Choice International (OCI) fish plant. Port Union is one of five […]

6 10, 2014

New seal processing plant may open next spring.

October 6th, 2014|

Bernie Halloran, a local furrier who owns Always in Vogue in St. John’s, has big hopes for breaking into the Chinese markets with seal products, namely seal furs and pelts with the opening of this province’s second seal pelt processing plant. The location has […]

24 09, 2014

CSA unhappy with EU – Canada trade deal

September 24th, 2014|

Press Release: September 24, 2014. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Canadian Sealers Association is very disappointed in the Government of Canada’s decision to sign a trade agreement with the European Union this coming Friday 26 September, without directly including the east coast seal industry […]

15 07, 2014

Feature: Sealed With A Kiss – sealskin inspired jewelry

July 15th, 2014|

Sealed with a Kiss is a unique genuine sealskin jewelry and accessories company owned by Tracy Hayley from Clarenville. It projects a contemporary take on traditional jewelry design and craft. Tracey tells us:

“Inspired by a piece of similar jewelry purchased by my mother in […]

7 07, 2014

Update: CSA at Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

July 7th, 2014|

Update: Listen to the hearings:
Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans meets with the CSA: Study of Bill C-555

Audio of the hearing and meeting regarding the Study of Bill C-555, with the executive director of the Canadian Sealers Association, Frank Pinhorn,  and the Standing Committee […]

17 06, 2014

Coverage: Elliston Sealers Memorial official opening

June 17th, 2014|

June 25, 2014: –    New photos by Jim Winter have arrived of the new Sealers Memorial Center and can be seen here

June 20, 2014: Update: Hundreds turn out for unveiling of Sealers Memorial

Hundreds made the trip to this Trinity Bay town for the ceremony, […]

13 06, 2014

7.3 million and growing

June 13th, 2014|

“Highest levels observed since monitoring began in the 1950s” reports The Fisheries and Oceans Canada website.

Executive director Frank Pinhorn comments on the ongoing struggle with international export hurdles, politics and responds to the difficulties with this ice experienced by sealers at this year’s hunt, […]