Seal flippers sell out amid tight supply

A company that has made tradition of selling seal flippers by the St. John’s waterfront wrapped up this year’s activity in no time at all. “Sales were really good [but] It was too short,” said Heidi Reid, who directs sales for Taylor’s Fish, Fruit and Vegetable Market. The seal hunt was largely a bust this year, with many fishermen staying ashore over depressed international markets. About 30,000 seals were expected to be killed in this year’s hunt off Newfoundland. The total allowable catch for eastern Canada is set at 400,000. Read the rest here 09:15

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