Marine Mammal Regulations

Version of section 32 from 2006-03-22 to 2008-02-13:

  •  (1) A seal fishery observation licence may be issued only if the Minister determines that the issuance of the licence will not cause disruption to a seal fishery.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the Minister, in determining whether the issuance of a seal fishery observation licence will cause disruption to a seal fishery in a specific geographical area, shall consider

    • (a) the period and geographical area for which the licence is being sought;

    • (b) the number of seal fishery observation licences previously issued for that period in that area;

    • (c) the number of seal hunters operating in that area; and

    • (d) whether the applicant has a stated aim of disrupting the seal fishery or has been convicted, in the five years preceding the application for the licence, of tagging, marking or moving a live seal or of approaching within one-half nautical mile of a person who is on the ice fishing for seals.

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