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Fisheries and Oceans

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Fisheries and Oceans

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17

Chair: The Honourable FABIAN MANNING

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Issue No. 11

Fifteenth and sixteenth meetings:

Study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (morning)

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice and Public Safety:

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister;

Paula M. Walsh, Assistant Deputy Minister Public Safety and Enforcement.

Canadian Coast Guard:

Howard Power, Watch Supervisor, MCTS Centre Placentia Bay;

Andrew Colford, Officer, MCTS Centre Port aux Basques.

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary:

Marcel O'Brien, First Vice-President and District Director.

Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Ryan Cleary, President;

Jason Sullivan, Captain.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (afternoon)

Town of St. Anthony (Newfoundland and Labrador):

Ernest Simms, Mayor.

As an individual:

Johanna Ryan Guy;

Danny Breen.

Newfoundland and Labrador Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board:

Mark Dolomount, Executive Director.

The Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University:

Captain Chris Hearn, Director, Centre for Marine Simulation.

Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association:

Sharon Walsh, Executive Director;

Glenn Winslow, Captain-Owner, F/V Roberts Sisters II.

Fish Food and Allied Workers' Union:

Keith Sullivan, President;

Bill Broderick, Inshore Director.

As an individual:

Mervin Wiseman, Retired Rescue Coordinator, Marine Rescue Sub-Centre St. John's.


The Honourable Fabian Manning, Chair

The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Christmas, Doyle, Enverga, Forest, Gold, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Hartling, McCoy, McInnis, Munson, Poirier, Sinclair, Tannas, Watt

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of December 7, 2016, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (March 2, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (March 2, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Doyle replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (March 2, 2017).


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