Seal Cull Canada

The Proposed Seal Cull is Unscientific and Just Plain Wrong

Hal Whitehead | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Hal Whitehead

I am a scientist who has studied marine mammals off eastern Canada for the past 35 years. The concept of a seal cull to improve Maritime groundfish stocks is not scientifically defensible. It is simply not known whether seals have a positive or negative effect on groundfish populations. A large cull of grey seals in the Maritimes will not help our understanding. Removing native species is scientifically indefensible, and, from my perspective, morally wrong.

The Senate's Seal Experiment Is Doomed

Sheryl Fink | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Fink

The Canadian Senate, our Senate, has just released its report on the "management" of grey seal populations on Canada's East Coast and recommends spending millions in taxpayer dollars on an "experiment" that is so incredibly flawed that, whatever the result, it will be entirely unreliable.

Cull Of 70,000 Recommended

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada should pay hunters to kill 70,000 seals off the East Coast to help the recovery of cod stocks even though there's little scientific ev...

Senate Wants MASSIVE Seal Cull

CBC | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: The Senate committee has recommended a seal cull, CBC reports. The cull will affect 70,000 in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Senate...

Cull Seals, Help Fish: Report

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada

HALIFAX - An advisory panel is calling on Ottawa to approve a cull that would result in the killing of 70 per cent of the grey seals that feed in the ...