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Tobin says seals slow down cod recovery

Those beseeching eyes were impossible to avoid. In the 1970s images of fuzzy white seal pups were everywhere as activists fought to end the seal hunt in Canada. Seals have been harvested for generations on the floes of the Atlantic coast, but concerns about killing methods and conserving the herd virtually ended the practice in the 1980s. The threat of too many cod-eating seals resurrected the hunt, and today anti-cruelty activists monitor an industry that's at its strongest in decades.

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The federal fisheries minister has a study to prove seals are eating too many cod.
Medium: Television
Program: Prime Time News
Broadcast Date: June 28, 1995
Guest(s): Ann Doncaster, David Lavigne, Gil Theriault, Brian Tobin
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Leslie MacKinnon
Duration: 2:17

Last updated: March 19, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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