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ELDRED WOODFORD

President of Canadian Sealers Association + Professional Fish Harvester

Eldred in a multi-generational Newfoundlander who has been fishing professionally since he was 8 years old, making for almost 40 years of experience on the chilly North Atlantic waters.  Eldred was instrumental in recreating the marine mammal regulations, in partnership with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, to ensure the highest standard of animal welfare and food safety for the industry.  Currently Eldred is one of the top trainers of the professional sealers course and speaks all over Newfoundland and the north helping educate fisherman and industry on ethical harvesting techniques.  Eldred has also been on numerous industry delegations to Europe prior to the ban on seal products.