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Posted Sat Apr 17 2010: from AFP, via DesdemonaDispair:
EU ban and lack of ice end Canada seal slaughter
A lack of sea ice in one of the warmest Canadian winters on record and a European boycott have ruined what was to be a banner seal hunt off Canada's Atlantic coast this month. Canada's Fisheries Minister Gail Shea last month increased by 50,000 the allowable catch of harp seals this season to 330,000, in defiance of a ban on seal products by the European Union. But most of Canada's 6000 sealers stayed home, unable to find buyers for their catch or stymied by a lack of ice floes for the first time in 60 years on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, which usually host hordes of seals birthing pups.... Fewer than 50 sealing ships launched from Newfoundland ports, down from 500 in past years.
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'Doc Michael says:
Does the carbon cloud have a seal fur lining?
Although huge seal pup mortality from not having ice floes to rest on may result in an overall drop in seal population....

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