Every spring Newfoundland sealers head out to the ice flows and every year the protestors follow. The world watches the annual showdown.
Some countries have taken sides in the debate. This past spring, the European Union banned the import of all seal products. It's a move that has people in some Newfoundland communities wondering about the future of their livelihoods.
We travel to Catalina and Twillingate and talk to a fisherman, a processor and a talented seamstress...three people directly affected by the politics of the pelt.