Story: Sealing

Fishermen caught with sealskins (2nd of 2)

Fishermen caught with sealskins

After open seasons in 1914 and 1915, seal hunting was once more restricted for periods of three years at a time. However in 1938 two Bluff fishermen were caught with sealskins, as this headline announces. There was a final open season in 1946 before sealing was permanently banned.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Otago Daily Times, 3 December 1938, p. 19

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Jock Phillips, 'Sealing - The rise and fall of sealing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006