Canadian Sealers Association;“FFAW | UNIFOR draw attention to seal over population”

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Yesterday evening, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced the management plan for some groundfish species in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, including the total allowable catch (TAC) for 3Pn4RS cod. The TAC for cod has been set at 1000 tonnes for a two-year period, which is a 68% reduction from the previous season as a result of a declining biomass. FFAW-Unifor is calling on DFO to take action to control the overpopulation of seals as well as to better understand the significant impact seal predation is having on several important fish species around our province…

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