By Sue Bailey Canadian Press: Eldred Woodford, president of the Canadian Sealers Association, said he won’t be going to the ice for the first time in 20 years. That’s because just one buyer so far has indicated demand for 30,000 harp seal pelts, he said from Twillingate, about six hours north of St. John’s.
“It’s a very limited hunt this year.”
The federal government set the allowable catch at 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,000 hooded seals.
Woodford stressed that at about $35 each for the highest quality pelts last year, sealing provided a crucial boost.
Full story is here thanks to Sue Bailey
Related: VOCM NEWS – Sealers’ Association President not Participating in Fishery Due to Lack of Buyer