FOPO Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study, in reference to the mandate letters of both the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, of examining the criteria and process being used to identify and establish Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) with the objective of ensuring the criteria and process are aligned to:
- achieve the intended benefits of MPAs;
- assess social, economic and environmental impacts of the MPAs; and
- ensure all traditional uses and values are duly considered and respected in the criteria and process for identifying and establishing MPAs.
The Committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analyst for a report.
It was agreed, — That Committee members send further recommendations concerning the Review of Changes to the Fisheries Act by Friday, December 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.
At 4:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 5:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.
It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.
It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: “Wild Atlantic Salmon in Eastern Canada”.
It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analyst be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.
It was agreed, — That dissenting or supplementary opinions be in Arial 12 point font, single line spaced and submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than 5:00 p.m, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.
It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.
It was agreed, — That the analyst and the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee’s website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.
At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.