Eldred Woodford, president of the Canadian Sealers Association, responded to the question that has been asked many times in recent years: Could a seal cull help cod recover?  Mr. Woodford  said he would for an all-out seal cull but he’d prefer that the commercial hunt kept the population in check. However, last year only 17.5 per cent of the seal quota was harvested, due to the fact that Canadian seal products were unable to be sold in numerous markets, particularly in the European Union due to the import ban.

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