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Meeting No. 19
Friday, May 28, 2010

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 8:06 a.m. this day, in the Champlain Ballroom, Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace and Convention Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Hon. Dominic LeBlanc for Scott Andrews.


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


Witnesses: Department of Fisheries and Oceans: David Bevan, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management; Marc Lanteigne, Manager, Aquatic Resources Division, Gulf Region; Mikio Moriyasu, Head, Snow Crab Section, Gulf Region; Joan P Reid, Area Chief, Conservation and Protection, Maritimes Region. As an individual: Frank Hennessey. Association des crabiers acadiens: Robert Haché, Representative. Fédération régionale acadienne des pêcheurs professionnels: Jean Lanteigne, Director General. P.E.I. Snow Crab Fishermen Inc.: Doug Cameron, Executive Director. Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government: Jeff Basque, Senior Negotiator. As individuals: Serge Blanchard; Marius Duguay; Joel Gionet; Aurèle Godin; Donald Haché; Hubert Noël. Area 19 Snow Crab Fisherman's Association: Basil MacLean, President. Association des pêcheurs professionnels membres d'équipages: Daniel Landry, Fisheries Advisor. Maritime Fishermen's Union: Christian Brun, Director General; Réginald Comeau, Gulf Coordinator. Government of New Brunswick: Hon. Rick Doucet, Minister of Fisheries; Jim McKay, Deputy Minister, Department of Fisheries.

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.

David Bevan made a statement and, with Marc Lanteigne and Mikio Moriyasu, answered questions.


At 8:56 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:08 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Frank Hennessey, Robert Haché, Jean Lanteigne, Doug Cameron and Jeff Basque made a statement and answered questions.


At 10:23 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:35 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Serge Blanchard, Marius Duguay, Joel Gionet, Aurèle Godin, Donald Haché and Hubert Noël made a statement.


Marius Duguay, Joel Gionet, Aurèle Godin and Hubert Noël answered questions.


At 11:37 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:46 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Basil MacLean, Daniel Landry and Christian Brun made a statement and, with Réginald Comeau, answered questions.


At 12:47 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Hon. Rick Doucet made a statement and answered questions.


At 2:14 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Travis Ladouceur
Clerk of the Committee

2010/06/15 8:31 a.m.