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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

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012

Issue No. 12

Ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth meetings on:

The study on the lobster fishery in Atlantic Canada and Quebec


Thursday, November 29, 2012 (morning meeting)

Government of New Brunswick:

The Honourable Michael Olscamp, MLA, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries;

Joseph LaBelle, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategic Projects Branch, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries;

Gilles LeBlanc, Senior Processing Development Officer, Business Development Branch, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries.

Government of Prince Edward Island:

The Honourable Ron W. MacKinley, MLA, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development;

Richard Gallant, Deputy Minister, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development;

Barry MacPhee, Director, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 (afternoon meeting)

Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association:

Mike McGeoghegan, President;

Ian MacPherson, Executive Director.

Fish, Food and Allied Workers:

Keith Sullivan, Market Analyst.

Alliance des pêcheurs professionnels du Québec:

O'Neil Cloutier, Vice-President.

Maritime Fishermen's Union:

Christian Brun, Executive Secretary;

Reginald Comeau, Regional Coordinator.

LFA 24 Lobster Advisory Board:

Norman Peters, President, North Shore Fisherman's Association;

Peter Boertien, President, Eastern Kings Fisherman's Association.

LFA 25 Lobster Advisory Board:

Lee Knox, President, Prince County Fisherman's Association.

Maritime Fishermen's Union:

Carl Allen, Fisherman;

Réjean Comeau, Fisherman.

Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie:

O'Neil Cloutier, Executive Director.

Eastern Shore Fishermen's Protective Association:

Peter Connors, President.

LFA 26A Lobster Advisory Board:

Bobby Jenkins, President, Southern Kings and Queens Fisherman's Association.

Western Gulf Fisherman's Association:

Craig Avery, President.

Gulf of Nova Scotia Fishermen's Coalition:

Leonard Leblanc, President.

Friday, November 30, 2012 (morning meeting)

Nova Scotia Fishpackers Association:

Marc Surette, Executive Director.

Acadian Fishermen's Co-operative Association Ltd.:

Jeff Malloy, General Manager and C.E.O. and President of the Prince Edward Island Seafood Processors Association.

Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs:

Rick Simon, Director of Fisheries.

Friday, November 30, 2012 (afternoon meeting)

Homarus Inc.:

Martin Mallet, Director.

Fishermen and Scientists Research Society:

Patty King, General Manager.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

Marc Lanteigne, Manager, Aquatic Resources Division;

Stefan Leslie, Regional Director, Fisheries Management;

Alain Hébert, Director of Resource Management — Gulf Region.


The Honourable Fabian Manning, Chair

The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Cowan (or Tardif), Harb, Hubley, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Lovelace Nicholas, MacDonald, McInnis, Munson, Oliver, Poirier, Raine, Unger, Watt

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

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