Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans
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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Fisheries and Oceans

Issue 20 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met this day at 5:06 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, Plett, Poirier, Raine and Stewart Olsen (8).

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 No. 2.)

WITNESSES:

'Namgis First Nations:

Debra Hanuse, Chief.

British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture:

Gary Marty, Fish Pathologist, Animal Health Centre.

As an individual:

Alexandra Morton, Independent Biologist (by video conference).

Watershed Watch Salmon Society:

Stan Proboszcz, Science Advisor.

Marine Harvest Canada:

Ian Roberts, Communications Manager.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

Susan Farlinger, Regional Director General, Pacific Region;

Stewart Johnson, Science Section Head, Aquatic Animal Health, Pacific Region.

Mr. Proboszcz, Chief Hanuse, Dr. Marty, Ms. Farlinger, Mr. Roberts and Ms. Morton made statements and, together with Mr. Johnson, answered questions.

At 7 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Maxwell Hollins

Clerk of the Committee