The Canadian Press

2008-04-12 | Seal Hunt Confrontation

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The federal government seized the flagship of an anti-sealing group April 12th to protect Canadian sealers. Federal Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn said the Farley Mowat and its crew had received several warnings and charges. Hearn said it was finally time to act. (A week earlier, the Fisheries Department brought forward charges alleging the Farley Mowat's captain and chief officer were too close to the annual East Coast seal hunt. The captain was also charged with obstruction or hindrance of a Fishery Officer or inspector.)

Date: 2008-04-12
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << true our warnings and charges The Farley Mowat and crew were last on numerous occasions to cease and desist their activities with the major component of the seal hunt taking place over the next few days are government had to ensure the safety and the security of the theaters >>


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