Fisheries minister says seal is the new lobster

“When properly prepared, it is delicious,” said Lebouthillier at a Senate Fisheries Committee (SFC) meeting.  When it comes to seal meat, Lebouthillier called for it to be exploited. “Making it a consumer product is a priority,” she said.  “We did it with lobster.” With regulators, she said they must “use this acquired experience.” This means they do not need to reinvent the wheel. The Senate Fisheries Committee sought new markets for seal products since sales collapsed under a 2009 European Union export ban. The trade at its peak in 2006 was worth $34.3 million per year. more, >>click to read<< 11:40

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