Meet the seal seller keeping Good Friday traditions alive in Newfoundland – CBC story

Meet the seal seller keeping Good Friday traditions alive in Newfoundland – CBC story

Whether it's meat or fish, Reg Taylor is happy to sell it

“The seal hunt is not what it used to be, and neither is the habit of eating flippers on Good Friday, but at least one retailer in Newfoundland is doing his part to keep the custom alive.

Reg Taylor of Taylor’s Fish, Fruit and Vegetable Market will be selling seal by the seashore this week.

“We were very lucky. The truck got back late last night,” Taylor told The St. John’s Morning Show on Wednesday. “Picked up a load of flippers and carcass, and they’ll be on the waterfront.”

Reg Taylor of Taylor’s Fresh Fish, Fruit and Vegetable Market says his supply always depends on how the hunt is going. (Taylor’s Fresh Fish, Fruit and Vegetable Market/Facebook)

Eating seal for Good Friday is a longstanding tradition in the province, stemming from the Catholic practice of not eating meat on the religious holiday.”

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