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The annual seal hunt is inefficient

Published lördag 16 april 2011 kl 16.14

The annual seal hunt is about to start and just like last year the government has allowed 230 grey seals to be killed along Sweden’s eastern coast line, stretching from Kalmar, in the south to Haparanda, in the north.

The seal population in Sweden is estimated at about 25 000 animals and the purpose of the hunt is to prevent the seal population from causing damage to the commercial fishing industry, Swedish Radio News reports.

But the hunt has been criticised for being inefficient and last year only 90 of the allowed 230 seals were shot.

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