Mandatory Humane Harvesting Training for the Commercial Seal Fishery
DFO reminds all Commercial Seal licence holders that Humane Harvesting Training on the three-step process is mandatory for all Commercial Seal licence holders.
In order to renew a Sealing licence for the 2016 Seal harvesting season, all Sealers must have renewed their 2015 licence and also must have successfully completed the mandatory Humane Harvesting Training on the three-step process. No pre-registration required.
If you have successfully participated in a Humane Harvesting Training Session recognized by the Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board (PFHCB), 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 twelve (12) workshops throughout the province during the week of 16 to 20 November 2015.
Training sessions will be delivered in the following locations, commencing at 9:00 am daily:
St. Anthony Tuesday, November 17th Fire Hall
Plum Point Wednesday, November 18th Plum Point Motel
Cow Head Thursday, November 19th Shallow Bay Motel
Deer Lake Monday, November 16th Holiday Inn Express
Baie Verte Tuesday, November 17th Baie Vista Inn
Gander Wednesday, November 18th Gander Hotel
Grand Falls-Windsor Thursday, November 19th Mount Peyton Hotel
St. John’s Wednesday, November 18th Ramada Inn
Clarenville Thursday, November 19th Clarenville Inn
Twillingate Friday, November 20th Lion’s Club
Port Hope Simpson Wednesday, November 18th Alexis Hotel
L’Anse au Loup Thursday, November 19th Harbour Authority Building
Any questions on this training can be directed to Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the following email address: SealHumaneHarvestingNL@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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.