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The SPAG Blog focuses on the work of the Seal Protection Action Group, it provides worldwide seal and marine news as well as providing updates about the groups campaigns to protect seals.

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  • 1,500 seals shot in four years by Scottish salmon industry
    on Oct 2, 2015 in Uncategorized
    1st October 2015 The Scottish Government has just published the latest seal shooting figures on their website at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Licensing/SealLicensing They reveal that 86 grey and 24 common seals (110 animals) were reported shot...
  • Scotland’s biggest seal killers named and shamed!
    on Jul 10, 2015 in Uncategorized
    8th July 2015 The Seal Protection Action Group has today named Usan Salmon Fisheries of Montrose, who trade as the Scottish Wild Salmon Company, as the number one seal killer in Scotland. The news comes after recent video footage was released of Usan...
  • Save Our Seals!
    on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
      The Seal Protection Action Group’s (SPAG) campaign to end seal shooting in Scotland and the rest of the UK has hit the headlines this week. The campaign made front page news in the Daily Mirror on Tuesday 7th April and the issue was also cov...
  • Big drop in Scottish seal killings!
    on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized
      The Seal Protection Action Group has welcomed a continuing downward trend in seal shooting under government licence in Scottish waters, but warned that the mass seal killings continue to damage Scotland’s reputation and much more must be don...
  • Canada’s seal slaughter hits record low as trade ban bites
    on Jul 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
      The massive decline in seals killed in commercial hunts continues,  thanks to international trade bans on the import of seal products from these hunts. The Canadian Sealers Association says that fewer than 55,000 harp seals were landed this y...
  • Seal shooting in decline but more must be done
    on May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
      The Seal protection Action Group  has cautiously welcomed an ongoing downward trend in seal shooting under government licence in Scottish waters, but warned that mass seal killing continues to damage Scotland’s reputation. The latest figure...
  • 1,064 seals shot since 2011
    on Sep 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
    PRESS STATEMENT: 5TH SEPTEMBER 2013 The Seal Protection Group (SPAG) has condemned today the shooting of over 1,000 seals in Scottish waters in little over two years. Director Andy Ottaway said today: ‘The Scottish Government claims that seals...
  • ‘Visit Scotland’ and witness seal slaughter campaigners warn
    on Jun 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
    11th June 2013 The Seal Protection Action Group warned tourists to stay away from Scotland if they care about wildlife, especially seals, as they may be horrified to witness mass seal shootings. The warning comes as television presenter Neil Oliver...
  • Seal shooting horror returns to Scottish holiday village
    on May 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
      Men from the Scottish Wild Salmon Company (Usan Salmon Fisheries of Montrose) are back in Crovie, Aberdeenshire shooting seals. The netting season means they could be shooting seals there and elsewhere for months to come.  Their men  (pictu...
  • Campaigners condemn 900 seal shootings in Scotland
    on Apr 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
     15th March 2013 The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) today condemned the Scottish Government for publishing details about the shooting of hundreds of seals in Scotland on an obscure website, so avoiding public scrutiny and further public outrage...
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