Canadian sealers get stuck in the ice

The last seal-hunting vessel was freed from the ice a bit earlier than anticipated in the waters off Newfoundland after the end of a particularly unusual sealing season affected more by weather and a shortage of seals than by the many protests against the hunt. Around 120 longline vessels were trapped in April when a

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Newfoundland processor’s sale is imminent

Newfoundland’s largest seafood processor is inching closer to having new owners. If the deals go through, the U.S. division in Danvers, Mass., may be sold to a longtime competitor, and its Canadian holdings will go to another Newfoundland seafood company. One monkey wrench in the works has been a stalemate between the federal and provincial

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