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Meeting No. 8
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met 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.


Witnesses: Government of British Columbia: Mark Sheppard, Veterinarian, Aquatic Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $7,700, for the Briefing on the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River (Cohen Commission), be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $5,700, for the Briefings by Mrs. Alexandra Morton and Dr. Mark Sheppard, be adopted.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, March 29, 2010, the Committee proceeded to a briefing by Dr. Mark Sheppard.

Mark Sheppard made a statement and answered questions.


On motion of Gerry Byrne, it was agreed, — That the witness provide a copy of the literature cited during his testimony and that this copy be tabled with the Clerk of the Committee.


At 5:11 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Travis Ladouceur
Clerk of the Committee

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