Febraury 18, 2013
March information sessions.   –

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will be holding seal information sessions next month on the Northern Peninsula for new applicants requesting personal use and temporary seal licences.

Session One: Wednesday, March 6 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Plum Point Motel.

Session Two: Wednesday, March 13 in St. Anthony, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Grenfell Heritage Hotel and Suites.

Anyone interested in obtaining a licence  for the 2013 seal fishery can register by contacting the DFO licencing office in St. Anthony by phoning 709-454-3076. DFO says seal information sessions for new licence applicants will include training in the three-step process of ensuring a humane death to the seal.

People obtaining a new personal use or a temporary licence must have:

•  Proof of age, 18 or older;

•  A firearms safety/hunter education certificate;

•  Proof they have attended a seal information session.

DFO reminds Personal Use seal licence holders they must follow the Marine Mammal Regulations and conditions of that licence apply. All sealing activity will be monitored by fishery officers.