Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

June 25, 2012 16:22 ET

Ministers Ashfield and Aglukkaq Recognize Fifth Annual Celebration of the Seal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 25, 2012) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, issued the following statement:

"Congratulations to the Government of Nunavut, Inuit leaders and the Fur Institute of Canada on the fifth annual Celebration of the Seal, a community event to highlight and celebrate the Inuit connection with, and appreciation for, the seal.

Sealing is an important cultural and economic activity in Canada's Arctic. The Harper Government is proud to support the right to seal, which is an important and time-honoured part of Canada's rich resource-based culture."

The "Celebration of the Seal" was held this year in conjunction with the Arctic Symposium on Wildlife Management and Trade and the Fur Institute of Canada's annual meeting, which took place in Iqaluit from June 21-24.

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