An increasingly precarious seal hunt
Recently, Madelinot seal hunters criticized the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for delaying the opening of the hunt. The few hunters who went out on the pack ice almost all came back empty-handed.
However, this year, an impressive movement of 200,000 seals was observed a few nautical miles from the archipelago. Unfortunately, the winds scattered the herd before the hunt began.
The question of the opening date is always tricky given all the weather variables that come into play. These are elements of a rather impressive complexity, admits Cédric Arseneau, director of the sector office of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the Magdalen Islands.
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