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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 149
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 4:55 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.
Presiding
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Michael Chalupovitsch, Analyst
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
As an individual
• Eric Taylor, Professor of Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Rebecca Reid, Regional Director General, Pacific Region
• Andrew Thomson, Regional Director, Fisheries Management
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development of British Columbia
• Robert Bison, Fisheries Stock Assessment Biologist, Fish, Wildlife and Ecosystems
Steelhead Society of BC
• Poul Bech, Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, May 27, 2019 the Committee proceeded to a briefing on steelhead salmon in the Fraser River.

Eric Taylor, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Rebecca Reid, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Andrew Thomson, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Robert Bison, by videoconference from Kamloops, British Columbia, and Poul Bech, by videoconference from Burnaby, British Columbia, made statements and answered questions.

At 5:54 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:54 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $16, 600, for the study of the adequacy of enforcement and penalties for infractions of the Fisheries Act, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $5, 300, for the study of the third party habitat banking framework for implementation in Canada, be adopted.

At 5:55 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee