A first crew of hunters, accompanied by researchers from Laval University, set sail Thursday morning to go to the small isolated island located north of the archipelago.

In October 2020, Quebec authorized a gray seal hunt on a limited section of Île Brion beach, in the presence of scientists only and for a defined period.

Researchers document the impacts of the gray seal hunt on the ecological integrity of Brion Island, but also the effects of the growing size of the island’s gray seal colony on the fauna and flora, including certain species are threatened or vulnerable.

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