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Fisheries and Oceans


Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Fisheries and Oceans

Issue 15 - Minutes of Proceedings

OTTAWA, Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met this day at 5:55 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Fabian Manning, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Manning, McInnis, Meredith, Munson, Poirier, Raine, Stewart Olsen and Tkachuk (8).

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the committee began its examination of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Proposal to Parliament for User Fees and Service Standard for Aquaculture Licenses under the Pacific Aquaculture Regulations, dated September 25, 2014, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2).


Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

Kevin Stringer, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management;

Eric Gilbert, Director General, Aquaculture Management;

Alistair Struthers, Director, Aquaculture Operations;

Jay Parsons, Director, Aquaculture Science.

Mr. Stringer made a statement and, together with Messrs. Gilbert, Struthers and Parsons, answered questions.

At 6:36 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:41 p.m., the committee resumed.

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved:

That the committee proceed in camera, pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), for consideration of a draft report.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

At 6:41 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:42 p.m., the committee resumed in camera.

It was moved:

That the draft report be adopted as the committee's report recommending the approval of Fisheries and Oceans Canada's user fees proposal;

That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be empowered to approve the final version of the report taking into consideration today's discussion and with any necessary editorial, grammatical or translation changes as required; and

That the chair table the report in the Senate by Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

At 6:44 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Maxwell Hollins

Clerk of the Committee

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