Scott
Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
13-Jan-2011
Good news about China....
This sparks bigger questions in my mind. I've always wanted to try seal meat. If the grocery store or butcher sold it near me I would buy it. If I liked it and it was reasonably priced I would incorporated in my diet regularly. All this work to be able to sell meat in China but what about me?

Scott in Southern Ontario
Hi Scott,

I've had many people writing lately because of the latest news out of China so not to be impersonal but I'm going to copy and past a response I just wrote to another commenter,

"Until recently there were regulations in place that restricted the sale of seal meat across provincial boundaries. Hopefully now since these regulations have been lifted and the new interest in the meat outside of Eastern Canada coupled with the new deals with China we will see someone step in to fill the void in the area of distribution. I'm sure we are going to see a period of transition while processing plants are sorted out but hopefully after this there will be increased availability, to date seal meat processing has been done by fishermen and sold at local markets but due to the nature of international shipping I'm sure there will need to be fully licensed facilities to do the work. For the time being you may want to check specialty butcher shops in Montreal if any have Websites and check for online businesses in the Magdalen Islands as well. "

If you have any further questions don't hesitate to send them along.

Cheers,
Mike
 
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