Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Fisheries and Oceans
Issue 19 - Minutes of Proceedings
OTTAWA, Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met this day at 5:05
p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Fabian Manning,
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Hubley,
Manning, McInnis, Meredith, Munson, Poirier, Raine, Stewart Olsen and Wells (9).
In attendance: Odette Madore, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and
Research Services, Library of Parliament.
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
Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft agenda (future
At 5:12 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:13p.m., the committee resumed in public to consider a draft budget.
The Honourable Senator Wells moved:
That the following budget application for the special study on aquaculture
for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, 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
SUMMARY OF BUDGET
After debate, the question being put on the motion, it was adopted.
As an individual:
Ecology Action Centre:
Robert Johnson, Sustainable Seafood Program Manager.
As an individual:
Michael van den Heuvel, Canada Research Chair in Watershed Ecological
Integrity, Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology, University of
Prince Edward Island.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada:
Michael Alexander, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and
Eric Gilbert, Director General, Aquaculture Management, Ecosystems and
Trevor Swerdfager, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans
The chair made a statement.
Messrs. Ernst, Johnson and Van den Heuvel made statements and answered
At 6:15 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 6:19 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Alexander made a statement and, together with Messrs. Gilbert and
Swerdfager, answered questions.
At 7:10 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee