How are the seals killed?
Early in the season seals are killed using a club or a large ice-pick. Later, hunters use guns.
How many seals are killed?
In 2003 286,238 seals were reported to have been killed.
The Canadian Government have also said the number of seals allowed to be killed will be raised to 975,000 over the next three years.
What products are made from the seals?
They're killed for their skins, oil and meat.
Are the seals killed to keep down numbers or to make money?
Sealing is an industry that has been going on in several parts of the world for many years.
The Canadian Government and fishing industry say the numbers of seals in the North Atlantic is rising so they should be culled because they eat too many fish, including cod which is under threat.
But animal campaigners say the problem isn't seals, and the government should protect fish numbers by only allowing fishermen to catch a limited number of fish.