DFO reminds general public to avoid contact with seals

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Due to ice conditions in harp seal whelping areas, seals are using shore-fast ice, beaches and other shoreline areas in the province for whelping, nursing their pups, and resting.
The public is advised that under the Fisheries Act, the Marine Mammal Regulations prohibit disturbing, moving, and interfering with these animals.
It should be noted that seals may leave their pups unattended for extended periods of time while they are feeding. This is normal behaviour and these pups should not be disturbed.
If you see seals being harassed, call your local DFO office.

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  • Member of the 100%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    The first two posts are extremely good points. Once again we see the double standards that exist in our society. There is no consistency in the application of law. In the breakdown of a civilization, law is the first victim.

  • Willie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    I wouldn't go leaving no pups unattended around here. I got a bag of onions on the ready.

    Willie Hunt
    Pouch Cove NL

  • DB
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Stay way, yes 6 feet with a club in hand seal meat anyone.

  • Lori
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    If you love seals so much go down and hug one see what will happen then! Where was PETA and IFAW when an endangered caribou herd was slaughtered..oh that's right there is no money to be made in caribou!!

  • Sequoia
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    If you see endangered Caribou being slaughtered by the hundreds don't bother calling anyone.

  • Sounding
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Pathetic press release DFO! You didn't tell Beatle Paul and Missy Mills to stay away from the pups a few years back did ya!

  • Member of the 100%
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    The first two posts are extremely good points. Once again we see the double standards that exist in our society. There is no consistency in the application of law. In the breakdown of a civilization, law is the first victim.

  • Willie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    I wouldn't go leaving no pups unattended around here. I got a bag of onions on the ready.

    Willie Hunt
    Pouch Cove NL

  • DB
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    Stay way, yes 6 feet with a club in hand seal meat anyone.

  • Lori
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    If you love seals so much go down and hug one see what will happen then! Where was PETA and IFAW when an endangered caribou herd was slaughtered..oh that's right there is no money to be made in caribou!!

  • Sequoia
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    If you see endangered Caribou being slaughtered by the hundreds don't bother calling anyone.

  • Sounding
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Pathetic press release DFO! You didn't tell Beatle Paul and Missy Mills to stay away from the pups a few years back did ya!