And, what it will do is double the distance observers have to be from East coast seal hunting activity from the current half nautical mile, to a full mile. This hunt, in various, ever-changing iterations, has been under attack by humanitarians worldwide since about the late 1960s. I don't have room to go through those changes, of which one of the major ones was the switch from killing suckling baby seals by beating them to death, to killing seals about three or more weeks of age, either by beating or shooting. Another change was the severe decline in market in the U.S. first, and the European Union more recently.
The federal government consistently fights the Europeans and consistently loses. But, that stubbornness garners both Liberal and Conservative parties' votes, they seem to think, in Atlantic Canada where, of course, support is highest for the hunt. I say, of course, because cognitive science suggests that the closer we are to seeing a benefit from a behavior others may find abhorrent, the less likely we are to oppose it-especially if we see it as "traditional" and have been conditioned to think of it as helping to define and distinguish us, as opposed to others.