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Fisheries and Oceans


Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on 
Fisheries and Oceans

Issue 3 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 25, 2014

OTTAWA, Tuesday, February 25, 2014


The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met this day, at 5:29 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Fabian Manning, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Batters, Beyak, Demers Enverga, Hubley, Manning, McInnis, Raine and Stewart Olsen (9).

In attendance: Odette Madore, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament, and Brigitte Lemay, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate of the Senate.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Monday, December 9, 2013, the committee continued its study on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)


The Honourable Gail Shea, P.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

David Bevan, Associate Deputy Minister;

Trevor Swerdfager, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management Operations;

Dave Gillis, A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science.

Minister Shea made a statement and Messrs. Bevan, Gillis and Swerdfager answered questions.

At 6:40 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:46 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 6:54 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:55 p.m., the committee resumed in public to consider a draft budget.

The Honourable Senator Hubley moved:

That the following special study budget application on aquaculture for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, with adjustments resulting from this meeting and following a final review by the Senate administration to be overseen by the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, be approved for submission to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration:


Public Hearings and Fact-Finding Missions in Newfoundland
and Labrador and Nova Scotia  
Fact-Finding Mission in Norway and Scotland  
Public Hearings in New Brunswick and Fact-Finding Missions
in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Québec  
TOTAL    $516,745

After debate, the question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

At 6:58 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Maxwell Hollins

Clerk of the Committee

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