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Meeting No. 6
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: James Lunney for Blaine Calkins.


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


Witnesses: Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Nadia Bouffard, Director General, Fisheries Renewal.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on March 15, 2010, the Committee commenced its study of eco-certification in the fisheries sector.

Nadia Bouffard made a statement and answered questions.


On motion of Gerry Byrne, it was agreed, — That the statement of the witness appearing today be extended beyond the period of ten minutes usually allocated for statements by witnesses.


At 3:42 p.m., Hon. Lawrence MacAulay took the Chair.


At 4:25 p.m., Rodney Weston took the Chair.

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

Hon. Gerry Byrne gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans study current and past management plans for the crab fishery in areas 23 and 24 as well as related licensing decisions, and call to appear the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans with the appropriate departmental officials, Mr. Tim Rhyno, a crab license holder, and representatives of corporate, traditional and aboriginal fleets; that the Committee allocate no more than five meetings to hear witnesses on this issue, and then report to the House on its findings and conclusions.


At 5:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Travis Ladouceur
Clerk of the Committee

2010/06/22 3:33 p.m.