Sealing at the front opening Monday, Gulf opening a week later

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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is advising seal harvesters in the province, based in sealing areas four to eight, that the fishery for seals will re-open 6 a.m. Monday.

Fred Henderson loads his truck with seal pelts in Noddy Bay on Newfoundland’s northern peninsula in 2004. — Telegram file photo

This fishery will open for Front longliners, area five to eight small boats and speed boats, all Area 4 vessels, and personal use.

Meantime, seal harvesters based in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, are being notified that the fishery for seals will re-open in the Gulf, in sealing areas nine to 23, and 25 to 27, at 6 a.m. Monday, April 14.

The fishery will open for Gulf longliners, Gulf small boats, Gulf speed boats, and personal use.

Seal harvesters are advised to check with their buyers to confirm a market for their seals before going sealing.

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