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IFAW Condemns Canada’s seal hunt quota, 400,000 harp seals set to die

(London, 21 March 2012): The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that by setting a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 400,000 harp seals for the 2012 seal hunt, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) not only ignores the lack of market for seal products, but demonstrates a continued unwillingness to protect marine resources and live up to Canada’s international obligations for fisheries management.