Conservation of Seals Act 1970

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Conservation of Seals Act
Date of Royal Assent 29 May 1970
Status: In force

The Conservation of Seals Act 1970 (c. 30) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It received royal assent on 29 May 1970.


In 2007 there has been a call for better seal protection by Animal Concern and the Marine Conservation Society. The animal groups claim thousands seals are killed by fishing, fish farming and salmon angling industries. Animal welfare and conservation groups have called for new legislation to protect seals in Scottish waters. The Scottish Seals Forum is being asked to back calls to the Scottish Government for a comprehensive review of the Conservation of Seals Act 1970 after severe declines in common seal populations.[1]

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External links[edit]

  • The Seal Conservation Society ([1])
  • Natural England: Application for a licence to kill/take seals ([2])
  • BBC Scotland: ([3])

UK Legislation[edit]