“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, which saw one of the lowest harvest’s in history.
Despite the federal quota allowed of 400,000 the total commercial harvest only brought in approximately 55,000 compared to the 91,000 brought in last year.
Come back for more Media coverage on the seasons final report.
CBC story today (June 13) is here here: