FOPO Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Richard A. Wahle, by videoconference from Walpole, Maine, and Paul Lansbergen made statements and answered questions.
Churence Rogers moved, — That the Committee undertake a study on the use of the Precautionary Approach and limit of reference points to determine future management of fish stocks and the economic and environmental impact of this approach.
Todd Doherty moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.
On motion of Todd Doherty, it was agreed, — That the debate be now adjourned.
The questioning of the witnesses resumed.
At 4:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:21 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of the migration of lobster and snow crab in Atlantic Canada and the impact of changes to lobster carapace size, the final recommendations be submitted to the Clerk of the Committee no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019.
It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 25, 500, for the study of aquatic invasive species, be adopted.
The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.
It was agreed, — That the scope of the study on aquatic invasive species adopted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, be modified as follows:
That, whereas indigenous recreational and commercial fisheries are highly valued in Canada and whereas invasive species pose a significant threat to native aquatic species, such as salmon, whales, and the habitats that sustain them, and whereas invasive species pose a significant threat to ecosystems, the environment, and economies, that the Committee undertake a study to examine the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) aquatic invasive species programs with the objectives of examining the Department’s resources and mandate for aquatic invasive species activities to assess: a) the DFO’s resources dedicated to preventing and eliminating aquatic invasive species; and b) whether such resources are distributed across Canada in an equitable and consistent manner and whether the AIS program has the resources required to be effective in its mandate; and that the Committee report its findings with recommendations to the House of Commons.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite representatives of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to provide a 1-hour briefing on the subject of seafood mislabeling.
At 5:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.