Nunavut wins EU exemption for seal hunt

Nunavut sealskins now qualify for an exemption to the European Union’s ban on seal imports, the territorial government announced Friday. The EU has banned the import of seal products since 2009, but allows imports from hunts that certified as being conducted by indigenous people.  “This is an important step towards the recognition of sealing as a way of life for Inuit,” said Nunavut Environment Minister Johnny Mike in a release. “We must ensure that communities benefit in a tangible way from this positive development by continuing to promote the recovery of international seal markets.” Read the rest here 08:38