Seals not killed by hunters: officials

Sherry Martell
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Fox Harbour - Officials have confirmed seal pup carcasses found on a secluded island near Wallace were not killed by hunters.

Krista Petersen, spokeswoman for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, said fisheries officers were on Oak Island on Friday examining the remains discovered by a concerned local resident.

They had a look at the seal pup carcasses and they did indeed determine that none of the pups had been clubbed or shot, said Petersen.

She said during a licenced seal hunt around the first of March, officials were checking for licences and were present periodically on the island.

Petersen said most likely, the seal pups died before the hunt, considering the colour of their coats.

Fox Harbour - Officials have confirmed seal pup carcasses found on a secluded island near Wallace were not killed by hunters.

Krista Petersen, spokeswoman for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, said fisheries officers were on Oak Island on Friday examining the remains discovered by a concerned local resident.

They had a look at the seal pup carcasses and they did indeed determine that none of the pups had been clubbed or shot, said Petersen.

She said during a licenced seal hunt around the first of March, officials were checking for licences and were present periodically on the island.

Petersen said most likely, the seal pups died before the hunt, considering the colour of their coats.

Organizations: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Geographic location: Fox Harbour, Oak Island

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