Mar. 29, 2017


Humane Harvesting Training for the Commercial Seal Fishery - April 2017


Humane Harvesting training sessions are currently scheduled in April 2017, as outlined below.


Gander - Tuesday, April 4 - Albatross Hotel

Whitbourne - Wednesday, April 5 - Lions Club

Deer Lake - Thursday, April 6 - Deer Lake Motel

Plum Point - Friday, April 7, Plum Point Motel


Training schedule:

9am - Humane Harvesting

11am - Quality / Handling / Health


These workshops are being delivered specifically for Sealers that are looking to obtain a Commercial Assistant Temporary Licence.


Fisheries and Oceans reminds all Commercial Seal licence holders that Humane Harvesting Training on the three-step process is mandatory for all Commercial Seal licence holders - including the Commercial Assistant Temporary licence category.


Any questions on this training can be directed to Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the following email address:


“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at


If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:



Julie Diamond
Resource Management
Tel:  709-772-0695