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Fisheries and Oceans

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Fisheries and Oceans

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14

Chair: The Honourable FABIAN MANNING

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (in camera)
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Issue No. 14

Twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third and twenty-fourth meetings:

Study on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada


Thursday, November 20, 2014 (morning meeting)

New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries:

Katherine Brewer-Dalton, Senior Advisor, Regional Development Division;

Kimberly Watson, Regional Director, Regional Development Division of St. George;

Joseph LaBelle, Director, Policy Advocacy and Strategic Projects Branch.

Government of Prince Edward Island:

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

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

Neil MacNair, Director, Aquaculture Division, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development.

Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association:

Larry Ingalls, chair, and President, Northern Harvest Sea Farms;

Murray Hill, Regional Manager.

Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance:

Ann Worth, Executive Director;

David Lewis, Shellfish Grower, Business Owner, Board Member, PEI Oyster Growers Group.

Aqua Bounty Canada & PEI Aquaculture Alliance:

Dawn Runighan, Facility Manager, and President, Prince Edward Island Finfish Association.

Table maricole du Québec:

Sophie Fortier, Coordinator.

NB Professional Shellfish Growers Association:

Martin Mallet, Chair.

Confederation Cove Mussel Co. Ltd:

Stephen Stewart, President.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 (afternoon meeting)

Huntsman Marine Science Centre:

Jamey Smith, Executive Director.

NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network:

Thierry Chopin, Professor of Marine Biology, University of New Brunswick.

Village of Blacks Harbour:

Teresa James, Mayor.

Town of St. Andrews:

Stan Choptiany, Mayor.

Atlantic Salmon Federation:

Jonathan Carr, Executive Director, Research and Environment.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick:

Inka Milewski, Science Advisor.

As an individual:

William Ernst.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 (evening meeting)


Dr. Steven Backman, Aquaculture Veterinarian.

New Brunswick Research & Productivity Council:

Benjamin Forward, Head, Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department.

Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association:

Betty House, Research and Development Coordinator.

Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada:

Debbie Plouffe, Vice-President, Research.

Cooke Aquaculture Inc.:

Michael Szemerda, Vice-President, Saltwater Division.

Mi'kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island:

Randy Angus, Director, Integrated Resource Management.


The Honourable Fabian Manning, Chair

The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Lovelace Nicholas, McInnis, Meredith, Munson, Poirier, Raine, Stewart Olsen, Wells

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Wells replaced the Honourable Senator Batters (October 8, 2014).

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