Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-555, An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations (seal fishery observation licence)
(2015-04-23)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 6:52 PM
Bill S-224, An Act respecting National Seal and Seafood Products Day
(2015-04-02)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
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)
(2014-10-01)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5:55 PM
  • Eric Gilbert, Director General, Aquaculture Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jay Parsons, Director, Aquaculture Science, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Kevin Stringer, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Alistair Struthers, Director, Aquaculture Operations (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Government Response to the tenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled: The Lobster Fishery: Staying on Course, tabled in the Senate on May 28, 2013, during the First Session of the Forty-first Parliament
(2014-05-13)
Government Response, dated May 8, 2014, to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled: The sustainable management of grey seal populations: A path toward the recovery of cod and other groundfish stocks, tabled in the Senate on October 23, 2012, during the First Session of the Forty-first Parliament
(2014-05-13)
Examine issues relating to the federal government's current and evolving policy framework for managing Canada's fisheries and oceans
(2013-12-09)
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:03 PM
  • Dwight Ball, Member of the House of Assembly for Humber Valley, Leader of the Official Opposition (House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Dr. Debbie J. Barr, Acting Director, Animal Health, Welfare & Biosecurity Division, Policy and Programs Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Hon. Keith Hutchings, Member of the House of Assembly for Ferryland, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Dr. Harpreet S. Kochhar, Ph.D., Executive Director, Animal Health Directorate, Policy and Programs Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Lorraine Michael, Member of the House of Assembly for Signal Hill-Quidi-Vidi, Leader of the Third Party (House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Anatole Papadopoulos, Director, Bureau of Policy, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
Study on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada
(2013-12-09)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:06 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:34 PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 5:45 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:09 PM
  • Terry Ennis, President, Board of Directors Executive (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
  • Eric Gilbert, Director General, Aquaculture Management, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Pamela Parker, Member, Board of Directors Executive and Government Relations Committee (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
  • Jay Parsons, Director, Aquaculture Science, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Ruth Salmon, Executive Director (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
  • Kevin Stringer, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:06 PM
  • Susan Farlinger, Regional Director General, Pacific Region (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Debra Hanuse, Chief ('Namgis First Nation)
  • Stewart Johnson, Science Section Head, Aquatic Animal Health, Pacific Region (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Gary Marty, Fish Pathologist, Animal Health Centre (British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture)
  • Alexandra Morton, Independent Biologist (As an Individual)
  • Stan Proboszcz, Science Advisor (Watershed Watch Salmon Society)
  • Ian Roberts, Communications Manager (Marine Harvest Canada)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:05 PM
  • Michael Alexander, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • William Ernst (As an Individual)
  • Eric Gilbert, Director General, Aquaculture Management, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Robert Johnson, Sustainable Seafood Program Manager (Ecology Action Centre)
  • Trevor Swerdfager, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Michael van den Heuvel, Canada Research Chair in Watershed Ecological Integrity, Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology, University of Prince Edward Island (As an Individual)
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 5:32 PM
  • William Lahey, Associate Professor of Law (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 5:10 PM
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:10 PM
  • Mike Meeker, President (Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association)
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:35 PM
  • Eric Gilbert, Director General, Aquaculture Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Wayne Moore, Director General, Strategic and Regulatory Science Directorate, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Kevin Stringer, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM
  • Randy Angus, Director, Integrated Resource Management (Mi'kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island)
  • Steven Backman, Aquaculture Veterinarian (Skretting)
  • Benjamin Forward, Head, Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (New Brunswick Research & Productivity Council)
  • Betty House, Research and Development Coordinator (Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association)
  • Debbie Plouffe, Vice-President, Research (Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada)
  • Michael Szemerda, Vice-President, Saltwater Operations (Cooke Aquaculture Inc.)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 1:35 PM
  • Jonathan Carr, Executive Director, Research and Environment (Atlantic Salmon Federation)
  • Thierry Chopin, Professor of Marine Biology, University of New Brunswick (NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network)
  • Stan Choptiany, Mayor (Town of St. Andrews)
  • William Ernst (As an Individual)
  • Teresa James, Mayor (Village of Blacks Harbour)
  • Inka Milewski, Science Advisor (Conservation Council of New Brunswick)
  • Jamey Smith, Executive Director (Huntsman Marine Science Centre)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:54 AM
  • Katherine Brewer-Dalton, Senior Advisor, Regional Development Division (New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries)
  • Sophie Fortier, Coordinator (Table maricole du Québec)
  • Richard Gallant, Deputy Minister, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Murray Hill, Regional Manager (Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association)
  • Larry Ingalls, Chair and President, Northern Harvest Sea Farms (Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association)
  • Joseph LaBelle, Director, Policy Advocacy and Strategic Projects Branch (New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries)
  • David Lewis, Shellfish Grower, Business Owner, Board Member, Island Oyster Growers Group (PEI Aquaculture Alliance)
  • The Honourable Ron W. MacKinley, MLA, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Neil MacNair, Director, Aquaculture Division, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Martin Mallet, Chair (New Brunswick Professional Shellfish Grower's Association)
  • Dawn Runighan, Facility Manager & President (Aqua Bounty Canada & PEI Aquaculture Alliance)
  • Stephen Stewart, President (Confederation Cove Mussel Co. Ltd)
  • Kimberly Watson, Regional Director, Regional Development Division of St. George (New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries)
  • Ann Worth, Executive Director (PEI Aquaculture Alliance)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM
  • Claudette Chabot, Chair, Aquaculture Committee (The Georgian Bay Association)
  • Bob Duncanson, Executive Director (The Georgian Bay Association)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM
  • Willie Cowan, Head of Performance and Aquaculture (Marine Scotland)
  • Paul Haddon, Aquaculture Policy Manager (Marine Scotland)
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:34 AM
  • Inger Elisabeth Meyer, First Secretary (Royal Norwegian Embassy)
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM
  • Charles Doucette, Fishery Manager (Potlotek First Nation)
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM
  • Steve Armstrong, President and CEO (Genome Atlantic)
  • Nolan d'Eon, Owner and President (Eel Lake Oyster)
  • James Duston, Professor, Aquaculture, Department Plant and Animal Sciences, Dalhousie University (As an individual)
  • Susanna Fuller, Marine Conservation Coordinator (The Ecology Action Centre)
  • Jon Grant, NSERC-Cooke Industrial Research Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University (As an individual)
  • Stewart Lamont, Managing Director of Tangier Lobster Company Limited (Lobster Council of Canada)
  • Brenda Patterson, Member (St. Mary's Bay Coastal Alliance)
  • Carl Purcell, Past President (Nova Scotia Salmon Association)
  • Sarah Stewart-Clark, Assistant Professor, Shellfish Aquaculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University (As an individual)
  • Robin Stuart, Member (Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia)
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:38 AM
  • Brian Blanchard, Member (Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Bryan Bosien, Member (Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Peter Corey, President (Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Nell Halse, Vice President, Communications (Cooke Aquaculture)
  • Pamela Parker, Executive Director (Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association)
  • Dr. Vicki Swan, Research and Development Coordinator (Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Tom Taylor, Sales and Technical Support Manager (Northeast Nutrition Inc.)
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:07 PM
  • Clyde Collier, Aquaculture Management Consultant (Collier Aqua Service Ltd.)
  • Shayne McDonald, Lawyer and Director of Justice (Miawpukek First Nation)
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM
  • Jim Bennett, member of the House of Assembly for St. Barbe (Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly)
  • Danny Boyce, Facility and Business Manager, Memorial University of Newfoundland (As an individual)
  • Cyr Couturier, Research Scientist and Chair, Aquaculture Programs, Marine Institute, Memorial University (As an individual)
  • Roy Drake, Mayor (Municipality of Harbour Breton)
  • Darrell Green, Research and Development Coordinator (Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association)
  • Dr. Laura Halfyard, General Manager (Sunrise Fish Farms Inc.)
  • Donald L. Hutchens, President (Salmonid Council Newfoundland and Labrador (SCNL))
  • Jamie LeRoux, Mayor (Town of St. Alban's Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Miranda Pryor, Executive Director (Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association)
  • Tony Tuck, Fishing Committee Chair (Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitter's Association)
  • Dr. Jillian Westcott, Aquaculture Instructor and Researcher, School of Fisheries, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University (As an individual)
  • Rebecca White, Project Manager (Badger Bay Mussel Farms Ltd.)
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:53 AM
  • Jennifer Caines, Project Manager (Northern Harvest Sea Farms NL Ltd.)
  • Cyr Couturier, President (Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association)
  • The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Member of the House of Assembly for Ferryland, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Brian Meaney, Assistant Deputy Minister (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture)
  • Boyd Pack, Owner and President (Newfoundland Aqua Service Ltd.)
  • Miranda Pryor, Executive Director (Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association)
  • Robert Sweeney, President and Senior Project Manager, Head Office (Sweeney International Marine Corp. and SIMCorp. Marine Environmental Inc.)
  • Dr. Daryl Whelan, Director, Aquatic Health Division/Chief Aquaculture Veterinarian (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture)
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:03 PM
  • Dwight Ball, Member of the House of Assembly for Humber Valley, Leader of the Official Opposition (House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Dr. Debbie J. Barr, Acting Director, Animal Health, Welfare & Biosecurity Division, Policy and Programs Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Hon. Keith Hutchings, Member of the House of Assembly for Ferryland, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Dr. Harpreet S. Kochhar, Ph.D., Executive Director, Animal Health Directorate, Policy and Programs Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Lorraine Michael, Member of the House of Assembly for Signal Hill-Quidi-Vidi, Leader of the Third Party (House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Anatole Papadopoulos, Director, Bureau of Policy, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 5:14 PM
  • Clare Backman, President (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
  • Ruth Salmon, Executive Director (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:58 PM
  • Catherine Emrick, Senior Associate, Aquaculture Innovation (Tides Canada)
  • Eric Hobson, President (SOS Marine Conservation Foundation)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM
  • Dr. Daniel Chaput, Director General, Veterinary Drugs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch (Health Canada)
  • Jason Flint, Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs Division, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • John Worgan, Director, New Substances Assessment and Control Bureau, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:03 PM
  • Chief Bob Chamberlin, Vice-President (Kwicksutaineuk Ah-kwa-mish First Nation) (Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs)
  • Chief Richard Harry, President (Aboriginal Aquaculture Association)
  • Linda Hiemstra, Projects Manager (Sable Fish Canada Ltd. (Kyuquot Sound))
  • Jordan Point, Executive Director (First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:39 PM
  • Anthony Brooks, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary (Genome British Columbia)
  • Stephen Cross, NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Sustainable Aquaculture (North Island College)
  • Richard Hardy, Member (K'omoks First Nation)
  • Brad Hicks, Executive Vice- President (Taplow Feeds)
  • Walter Jakeway, Mayor (Town of Campbell River)
  • Barry Milligan, Director Production, Veterinarian (Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.)
  • Alexandra Morton (As an individual)
  • Laura Richards, Regional Director Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Andrew Thomson, Area Director, South Coast (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:35 AM
  • Clare Backman, Sustainability Programs Director (Marine Harvest Canada)
  • Jeremy Dunn, Executive Director (BC Salmon Farmers Association)
  • Stewart Hawthorn, Regional Director (Grieg Seafood British Columbia Ltd.)
  • Dr. Brian Hayden, President (Association for Responsible Shellfish Farming)
  • Shelley McKeachie, Member (Association for Responsible Shellfish Farming)
  • Dianne Sanford, Member (Association for Responsible Shellfish Farming)
  • Robert Saunders, CEO (Island Scallops Ltd.)
  • Roberta Stevenson, Executive Director (British Columbia Shellfish Growers Association)
  • Garry Ullstrom, CEO (Kuterra Limited Partnership)
  • Sean James Wilton, President and CEO (AgriMarine Holdings Inc.)
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:29 PM
  • The Honourable Gail Shea, P.C., M.P., Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • David Bevan, Associate Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Dave Gillis, A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Trevor Swerdfager, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management Operations (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM
  • Louise Métivier, Director General, Industrial Sectors Directorate, Environmental Stewardship Branch (Environment Canada)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5:08 PM
Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act
(2013-11-20)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 5:36 PM
  • David Bevan, Associate Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Nadia Bouffard, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Sylvie Lapointe, Director, Fisheries Management Plans (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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