The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) has ruled that up to 400 seals can be culled along the country's coast in a bid to protect deple (#Seals face cull in bid to save #Sweden fish stocks http://t.co/Ao3wWAKrPf...
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Björn Bork • a day ago
Dioxins found in many of Sweden's baltic caught fish pose such a health danger that the EU have specific bans in place regarding export through its member states.
So who is really consuming so much of this potentially dangerous fish?
"The European Food Safety Authority says that, on average, Baltic herring and wild Baltic salmon are respectively 3.5 and five times more contaminated with dioxins than non-Baltic herring and farmed salmon."
"Domestic sales of the salmon in Sweden, Finland and Latvia were exempt from the EU ban, but even in those countries,sales must adhere to guidelines regarding safe limits of consumption.
Dioxins are generally
released as industrial byproducts. They can cause cancer, developmental and reproductive problems, among other issues, according to the World Health Organization.
The Swedish National Food Agency recommends consumption of Baltic Sea salmon and herring no more than once a week. Children and babies are most vulnerable to dioxins, so for those under 18 and women of childbearing age, the limit is much lower, about two to three times a year."
The harbour seals can only be culled off the west coast.
The cull is permitted from land, ice and boats and will run from April 16th to December 31st. The only requirement for prospective hunters is that they have completed the required training.
War against Nature!