Thick ice blocks attempts to reach herds off Nova Scotia. ‘Catastrophic’ for grey seal hunters.
8 Feb 2018 – Sealers on the Magdalen Islands usually haul in 2,000 grey seals in the short winter hunting season. This year, after two failed expeditions out on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, they did not bring back a single seal. They were not able to get past the thick ice.
Thanks to Stephen Bird for this link