HOW IS IT REFINED?

Seal oil is refined following the guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). This crucial step eliminates environmental toxins and increases resistance to oxidation. Seal oil is enriched with a natural anti-oxidant before being transported in metal drums under a nitrogen blanket, which prevents the oil from oxidizing.

SUSTAINABLE HARVEST

According to a survey conducted in 2014, the Northwest Atlantic harp seal population is healthy and abundant with an estimated population of 7.4 million animals, over three times what it was in the 1970s. The total population of gray seals in eastern Canada increased from approximately 13,000 animals in 1960 to 505,000 animals in 2014.

QUOTAS

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans of Canada sets quotas at levels that ensure the health and abundance of seal herds, and considers many factors, such as:

  • Ice conditions
  • Incidental harvest or bycatch
  • Greenland and Arctic hunts and commercial harvest levels
  • Quota over-runs
  • Etc.

The population is at the highest level seen in over 30 years and is in no way an “endangered species”.

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