Membertou wants to revive seal hunt that's been put on ice

The First Nation community is piloting a project to harvest and sell meat and byproducts from grey seals

CBC NewsErin Pottie

Membertou First Nation wants to revive the seal hunt in Nova Scotia and find new ways to use seal byproducts.

The band has been piloting a grey seal harvest and is teaching community members how to humanely harvest the large mammals. 

Over the last few years, a small number of seals were harvested with flippers and loins processed by a Maritime seafood company. 

"We're hoping to expand that market and use more of the seal," said Hubert Nicholas, the band's director of fisheries.

"The pilot proj…


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