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Meeting No. 49
Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met in camera at 11:19 a.m. this day, in Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Raynald Blais, Blaine Calkins, Rodger Cuzner, Fin Donnelly, Randy Kamp, Yvon Lévesque, Joyce Murray, John Weston and Rodney Weston.


Acting Members present: Massimo Pacetti for Hon. Lawrence MacAulay.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: François Côté, Analyst; Kristen E. Courtney, Analyst.

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

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

Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That the Committee continue with the study of the Draft Report pertaining to the Snow crab Industry in Atlantic Canada and Quebec;

2. That, at the completion of the study of the Snow crab Industry in Atlantic Canada and Quebec, the Committee should resume the study of Aquaculture in the Pacific region; and, at the completion of which,

3. The Committee should take up the study of the Motion of Mr. Donnelly, agreed to by the Committee, on Thursday, December 2, 2010, which read as follows: That, in light of current and potential plans to explore for oil and gas in Canadian waters, the Fisheries and Oceans Standing Committee conduct a study on that matter at its earliest opportunity, calling witnesses to comment on, among other things, the recent audit of the Canadian Coast Guard that identifies the Department's need for training and up-to-date equipment necessary to properly handle oil spills and offshore pollution.


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

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 12:53 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2011-03-10 3:25 p.m.