Ban on Trade in Seal Products

Norway & Canada Request WTO Consultation on Ban Both Norway and Canada have requested WTO dispute settlement consultations following the EU’s decision on 16 September to ban trade in seal products. The decision was first formally published on 31 October 2009, enabling Norway and Canada to now request WTO consultations. The ban will enter into…

EU Votes for Full Ban on Seal Products

Injustice is Served: EU Council Favors Political Expediency Over Science and Law Fur Institute of Canada, March 27, 2009 –  “The decision taken today in Brussels to support a complete ban on the trade in all seal products has been made for political expediency,” says Fur Institute of Canada executive director Rob Cahill. Cahill was…

SPECIAL FEATURE: Marine Mammal Protection Act

The 1972 U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act bans imports or sales of all marine mammal products, regardless of the conservation status of the species, negatively impacting the economies and cultural traditions of indigenous peoples in the High North. Key reads: Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada. Reports on Seals: Links to the latest management plan, the government’s response…