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For hundred of years, sealing has been a sustainable source for food, clothing and health for many communities from Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast.

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Traditional beliefs. Modern benefits.

Traditionally, after a hunt, the whole seal is used by the community and nothing would go to waste. Today, the products may have changed, but the practice of reducing waste remains the same.

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Sustainability & Ecosystem Balance

The annual seal harvest contributes to marine biodiversity protection by supporting the conservation of fish and other marine species.

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Culture & Livelihood

Sealing is a vital activity for ten of thousands of rural Canadians throughout the country. Seal hunt sustains northern and coastal communities nutritionally, culturally and economically. 

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Humane & Professional

Canada’s world-leading animal welfare standards, codes of practice, training and licensing programs ensure human harvesting and the highest quality products.

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Many national and international conservation organizations have expressed their support of seal harvesting in Canada.

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