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Meeting No. 39
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met in camera at 9:00 a.m. this day, in Room C-120, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Raynald Blais, Ron Cannan, Rodger Cuzner, Fin Donnelly, Randy Kamp, Yvon Lévesque, Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Joyce Murray, Devinder Shory, John Weston and Rodney Weston.


Acting Members present: Martha Hall Findlay for Joyce Murray.


Associate Members present: Cheryl Gallant.


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

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

The Chair presented the Fifth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, December 9, 2010, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That the Committee proceed with the work plan outlined below while taking into consideration that modifications to the calendar might arise.

2. That the Committee prioritize the completion of the report pertaining to its study of the snow crab industry in Atlantic Canada and Quebec; that the said report be completed by February 10, 2010 and, if necessary, that additional meetings be added to the Committee’s calendar in order to meet this deadline.

3. That the meeting of February 15th be devoted to hearing from witnesses with regard to the motion adopted by the Committee on November 25th, 2010, which is relevant to the Canadian Coast Guard’s Amundsen vessel.

4. That the first half of the February 17th meeting be devoted to hearing from the last witnesses with regard to the motion adopted on November 25th, 2010, which is relevant to the Canadian Coast Guard’s Amundsen vessel; that the second hour of the meeting be held to hold a general discussion on the Committee’s direction for the pursuit of the study of Aquaculture in the Pacific region.


It was agreed, — That the report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.


It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 3,000, for the purchase of transcription services, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Liaison Committee for approval; that the transcript prepared be distributed only to members and staff of the Committee.

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.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.


At 10:27 a.m., Lawrence MacAulay took the Chair.


At 10:34 a.m., Rodney Weston took the Chair.


At 10:44 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Travis Ladouceur
Clerk of the Committee

2010/12/17 11:26 a.m.