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Meeting No. 17
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 9:39 a.m. this day, at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Scott Andrews, Raynald Blais, Hon. Gerry Byrne, Fin Donnelly, Randy Kamp, Tilly O'Neill-Gordon and Rodney Weston.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: François Côté, Analyst.


Witnesses: As individuals: Clarence Andrews, Fisherman; John Sackton, President, News; Leo Seymour, Fisherman; Lyndon Small; Ray Wimbleton, Fisherman. Fish, Food and Allied Workers: Earle McCurdy, President. TriNav Group of Companies: Trevor Decker, Director, TriNav Marine Brokerage Inc.. Fogo Island Co-Operative Society Ltd.: Phil Barnes, General Manager. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: Hon. Clyde Jackman, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture; David Lewis, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, the Committee resumed its study of the snow crab industry in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

Clarence Andrews, John Sackton, Leo Seymour, Lyndon Small, Ray Wimbleton, Earle McCurdy, Trevor Decker and Phil Barnes made a statement.


Clarence Andrews, John Sackton, Lyndon Small, Ray Wimbleton, Earle McCurdy, Trevor Decker and Phil Barnes answered questions.


At 11:34 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:48 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Hon. Clyde Jackman made a statement and answered questions.


At 12:58 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Travis Ladouceur
Clerk of the Committee

2010/05/31 2:27 p.m.