The Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, chaired by Newfoundland and Labrador Senator Fabian Manning, is studying Canada’s seal populations and their effect on Canadian fisheries.

In a motion on Oct. 4, Manning proposed the committee explore how Canada’s seal populations have been managed by the federal government thus far and how Canada determines research priorities and funding for research related to seals. The committee also hopes to identify the “most appropriate and effective ways of managing seal populations going forward.”

The Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans plans to complete a final report by end of this year

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