Marine Mammal Regulations
32 (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;
(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, of approaching within one-half nautical mile of a person who is fishing for seals or of violating a condition of a seal fishery observation licence; and
(e) any other relevant information.
- SOR/2008-38, s. 1
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