CBC News ~ Canada to sell seal meat to China

China has agreed to buy seal meat and seal oil from Canada, according to the federal fisheries minister.

“[We are] natural partners in the seafood industry,” Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said Wednesday during a trade mission to China with Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman.

Shea said the deal between Canada and China will be signed Thursday.

“For the most part, our sealing industry derives its income from the sale of pelts,” said Shea, in Beijing during a conference call with reporters.

“They don’t get a lot of return from the sale of meat and oil, but what we are hoping to do because China is such a large market is work with our industry to support them in developing new products … so there is a lot of optimism in the industry today.”
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