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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 137
Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:03 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.
Presiding
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

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• Michael Chalupovitsch, Analyst
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
New Brunswick Salmon Council
• John Bagnall, Chair, Fisheries Committee
• John Pugh, President
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Serge Doucet, Regional Director General, Gulf Region
• Doug Bliss, Regional Director, Science, Gulf Region
Eel Ground First Nation
• Chief George H. Ginnish, Chief Executive Officer, North Shore Mi’gmaq District Council
Miramichi Salmon Association Inc.
• Mark Hambrook, President
Miramichi Watershed Management Committee Inc.
• Deborah Norton, President
Atlantic Salmon Federation
• Bill Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of the impact of the rapid increase of the striped bass in the Miramichi River and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Doug Bliss and Serge Doucet made statements and answered questions.

At 4:37 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Bill Taylor, Chief George H. Ginnish, Mark Hambrook, Deborah Norton, John Pugh, by teleconference from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and John Bagnall, by teleconference from Pass-a-Grille, Florida, made statements and answered questions.

At 5:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:55 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a report.

At 6:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the Committee