355. Licences to kill or take seals.

355.     Licences to kill or take seals.

The appropriate licensing authority1 may grant a licence2 to any person authorising him, subject to any conditions specified in the licence, to kill or take any specified3 number of seals within a specified area and by any specified means other than strychnine, for scientific or educational purposes4. There is a similar power to grant a licence to kill or take seals5 for the reduction of a population surplus of seals for management purposes6, 7, the protection of animal or human health or public safety8 or for the protection of flora