DFO reminds all commercial Sealers that Humane Harvesting Training on
the three-step process is mandatory for all commercial Seal licence
holders prior to participating in the 2015 season and in any future
In order to renew a Sealing licence for the 2015 Seal harvesting season,
all Sealers must have renewed their 2014 licence and also must have
successfully completed the mandatory Humane Harvesting Training on the
If you have successfully participated in a Humane Harvesting Training
Session recognized by the Professional Fish Harvesters Certification
Board, and can provide proof of this training, then you meet the
mandatory training requirement. If you have not already taken the
training, the Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board will be
delivering the Humane Harvesting training at workshops in various
locations throughout the province in late March/early April 2015.
More specific information on the locales and dates for each of these
training sessions can be provided by the PFHCB team at phone number
722-8170. Training sessions will be delivered in:
L’anse au Loup, Plum Point, Deer Lake, Grand Falls-Windsor, Clarenville,
and St. John’s.
It is important to note that if Commercial Sealers do not complete the
mandatory Humane Harvesting training and renew their 2015 Commercial
Sealing licence by 31 December 2015, their Commercial Seal Licence will
not be eligible for renewal in 2016.
Notice issued Mar. 24, 2015