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Meeting No. 20
Monday, May 31, 2010

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met in camera at 3:36 p.m. this day, in Room 752, 131 Queen St., the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.


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


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

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $25,000, for the Committee's study of the Snow Crab Industry in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, be adopted.


At 3:49 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the sitting was suspended.

At 4:39 p.m., the sitting resumed.


It was agreed, — That, in regards to the Committee's study of the Snow Crab Industry in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, the Clerk be authorized to invite the following witnesses to appear before the Committee: Tim Rhyno, the pertinent officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and an independent scientific expert; that, in relation to its study of Aquaculture in the Pacific region, the Committee hold an additional meeting before the summer adjournment to hear from witnesses; and that the Clerk organize the upcoming meetings accordingly.


It was agreed, — That, in relation to the Committee's study of Aquaculture in the Pacific region, the Clerk prepare a workplan pertaining to the Committee's visit of salmon farming facilities and that the Clerk present this workplan to the Committee at the earliest opportunity.


At 5:09 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Travis Ladouceur
Clerk of the Committee

2010/06/03 10:26 a.m.