Tuesday April 10, 2012. The seal hunt in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence officially opened Tuesday morning. The harvest further north and off the northeast coast of Newfoundland in the area known as ‘the front’ begins Thursday.
The provincial government is lending up to $3.6 million to a company buy seals from fishermen to ensure there is a hunt this season. The money will allow Carino Processing Limited to purchase seal pelts and blubber or fat. CBC.ca story here