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President and CEO
High Liner Foods
Please select the recipient(s) / "Decision Maker(s)":
Ms. Joanne Brown - Vice President, High Liner Foods
Mr. Rodger Cameron - CEO, Halls Harbour Lobster Pound
Mr. Mark Nickerson - Vice President, Merex
Mr. Glen Brown - President, Admiral Fish Farms
Mr. Brice Hornbrook - General Manager, The Barry Group Blue Cove Division
Ms. Patrice Landry - Manager, Cape Bald Packers Ltd.
Mr. John Risley - President, Mr. Ian Smith - CEO, Clearwater Foods
Mr. John Andrews - Marketing Director, Davis Strait Fisheries Ltd.
Mr. Gino Nadalini - Director, Int'l Sales and Marketing, Fisherman's Market International
Dear [Decision Maker]
Message: [Edit below]
I am saddened to learn that, despite successful international efforts to close markets to seal pelts, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick fishermen will still brutally kill grey seal pups this year. I know that Canadian fishermen, seafood companies, and fishing industry associations are actively lobbying the Canadian government to begin another massacre of seals, this time with grey seals as the victims.
Fishermen still believe that eliminating predators of the sea will increase their catches. When will fishermen and seafood industry executives realize that the oceans support a complex ecosystem, and by selectively removing large numbers of certain species, the delicate balance is disrupted?
Scientists have been studying the seal-cod interaction for years, yet their studies fail to demonstrate that seals are to blame for the failure of fish populations to recover from your over-fishing and destructive fishing practices. The science does not show that a massive cull of grey seals would help the fish populations recover. A recent study said that the seals contributed to the failure of the cod to recover, based on modeling, but the authors admitted that their model does not correctly account for recent increases of cod populations in some areas.
I strongly urge you to stop supporting sealing, refrain from participating in destructive fishing practices and over-fishing, and lobby the Canadian government against sealing. In the meantime, I will not buy your products.
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