Tim
Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
15-Jan-2011
I support the seal hunt, I grew up in Nova Scotia and have friends that fish for a living and I enjoy the products that our fishermen work so hard to get for us. I don't fish myself but understand what they face to make a living. As a Canadian I think we should stand with fishermen and seal hunters if we want to consume the products of our Atlantic oceans.

I belong to a small dinner club and we take turns to have a cooking theme, last year because I am from Nova Scotia was assigned lobster, this year I want to try seal meat if it is available.......can you help me?

Tim
Hi Tim,

Excuse the impersonal nature of doing so but I'm going to copy and paste a reply I recently wrote to another commenter who had a like request,

"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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