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Monday, January 5, 2009

Ottawa to Lobby EU Against Seal Ban

They must really be nervous.

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said Monday that Canadian officials will meet with EU politicians in a bid to convince them that Canada's commercial seal hunt is humane and should be exempt from a proposed seal import ban.

...A ban could deliver a devastating blow to Atlantic Canadian fishermen who rely on the annual hunt as a source of income, shutting down critical shipment points, including Holland and Germany.

The meeting is scheduled for January 21.

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