Massive seal hunt quota increase seen as political message to EU

Gail Shea defends decision as science-based

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 03/24/2010 12:00 am EDT

Despite poor ice conditions and a slumping seal market—thanks in large part to a European Union ban on the import of products starting this year—the government last week announced a 50,000-increase in this year's seal hunt quota.

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