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Meeting No. 3
Monday, March 22, 2010

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, 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, Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, John Weston and Rodney Weston.


Acting Members present: Hon. Keith Martin for Hon. Lawrence MacAulay.


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


Witnesses: Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Trevor Swerdfager, Director General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management, Aquaculture Management Directorate.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2)and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, March 15, 2010, the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the British Columbia Supreme Court decision regarding the federal-provincial jurisdiction over aquaculture.

The witness made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:55 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:58 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


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


It was agreed, — That the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans be invited to appear before the Committee on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.


It was agreed, — That the Committee receive a briefing on the Commission of Inquiry into the decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River on Monday, March 29, 2010.


At 5:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Travis Ladouceur
Clerk of the Committee

2010/06/22 3:32 p.m.