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Fisheries and Oceans

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Fisheries and Oceans

First Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2011-12

Chair: The Honourable FABIAN MANNING

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Issue No. 7

Ninth, tenth and eleventh meetings on:

The study on the management of the grey seal population off Canada's East Coast

(Special study budget 2012-13 — Lobster fishery in Atlantic Canada and Quebec)


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pacific Balance Consulting Inc.:

Chief Roy S. Jones, Jr., President.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 (morning meeting)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

Morley Knight, Director General, Resource Management;

Mike Hammill, Section Head, Marine Mammals Biology and Conservation;

Nell den Heyer, Biologist, Population Ecology Division, Science Branch (Maritimes);

Doug P. Swain, Scientist, Marine Fish Ecosystems, Marine Fish Section.

Dalhousie University:

Boris Worm, Associate Professor, Department of Biology;

Sara Iverson, Professor, Department of Biology;

Heike K. Lotze, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Marine Renewable Resources, Department of Biology.

Eastern Fishermen's Federation:

John Levy, Secretary;

Ronnie Heighton, Board Member;

Wilford D. Smith, Board Member;

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Newfoundland and Labrador:

The Honourable Darin King, MHA, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture;

Alastair O'Rielly, Deputy Minister.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 (afternoon meeting)

Grey Seal Conservation Society:

Debbie MacKenzie, Director.

Ecology Action Centre:

Susanna Fuller, Marine Conservation Coordinator;

Robert K. Mohn, Independent Scientist.

Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association:

Denny Morrow, Former Executive Director;

Adlai Cunningham, Director, Sea Star Seafoods Limited;

Claude d'Entremont, Director, Inshore Fisheries Limited;

Dick Stewart, Atlantic Herring Co-op;

Richard "Bee" d'Entremont, Member, Acadian Fish Processors Limited.

Northeast Coast Sealers Cooperative of Newfoundland:

Shannon Lewis, Executive Director.

As an individual:

Robert O'Boyle, Scientist.

Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat:

John Paul, Executive Director.

Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association Ltd.:

Ian MacPherson, Executive Director;

Danny Arsenault, Director.


The Honourable Fabian Manning, Chair

The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Cochrane, *Cowan (or Tardif), Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Lovelace Nicholas, MacDonald, Oliver, Patterson, Poirier, Poy, Raine

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (March 28, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (March 26, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Chaput (March 15, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (March 14, 2012).

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