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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 10
Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 3:37 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

• John Williamson for Dan Mazier (Conservative)
• Lenore Zann for Ken Hardie (Liberal)
• Bob Zimmer for Blaine Calkins (Conservative)
House of Commons
• Josée Harrison, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Michael Chalupovitsch, Analyst
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
As an individual
• Alan Joseph Clarke, South West Nova Scotia Area Chief of Enforcement, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Retired)
Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters
• Richard Williams, Research Director
Coldwater Lobster Association
• Bernie Berry, President
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, October 19, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the implementation of Mi’kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to support a moderate livelihood.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study on the state of Pacific salmon, the members submit their list of suggested witnesses no later than Friday, November 27, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Marilène Gill moved, — That the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans undertake a comprehensive study of seals that would examine the ecosystem impacts of seal overpopulation in the waters of Quebec, Eastern and Western Canada, international experience in seal stock management, the domestic and international market potential for various seal products, social acceptability, and the socio-cultural importance of developing the seal hunt for coastal and First Nations communities with access to the resource, and that the committee strongly consider travel to countries such as Scotland, Norway and Iceland, either virtually or physically, which acted to conserve fish stocks as a result of seal population.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Mel Arnold, Jaime Battiste, Terry Beech, Richard Bragdon, Serge Cormier, Marilène Gill, Gord Johns, Robert J. Morrissey, John Williamson, Lenore Zann, Bob Zimmer — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

At 5:10 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the Committee