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Three-step process training for seal harvesting licence

22 February 2022

Three-step process training for seal harvesting license


The Intra-Quebec Sealers Association (IQSA) will be offering an ONLINE information session (Zoom) regarding the three-step process method, mandatory for the seal hunting license.

  • Date: March 3rd 2022 (English Session). The French information session is held on March 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 7:00PM to 10:00PM (Atlantic Time) or 6:00PM to 9:00PM (Eastern Time).
  • Payment: The cost is $50.00 (which includes IQSA’s membership) and can be completed through PayPal or Interac transfer (use or 418.937.9222).
  • Note: Places are limited. Your registration will be validated once the payment is received.

Additional information:

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) requires a three-step approach as a condition of license for the commercial seal hunt. This training session allows the industry to pursue professionalization, including education and instruction for new entrants.


The instructor, Gil Thériault, is the first new instructor certified under the new Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Regional Policy of Recognition of Trainers Authorized to Offer Humane Seal Killing Training.


*DFO licensing policy requires a commercial sealer to work under an experienced sealer for two years to obtain a professional license. Sealers are also encouraged to take a training course on proper hunting techniques, product preparation, and handling. Those taking seals for personal use must have a hunter’s capability certificate or big game license and attend mandatory training sessions before a license can be issued.


What are the differences between personal use and commercial use licenses?