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Study on the regulation of aquaculture in Canada and future prospects for the industry (2013-03-05) Show/Hide the meeting information  
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Meeting of June 4, 2013 at 5:05 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Bruce Hancock, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
  • Ruth Salmon, Executive Director (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
Meeting of May 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Guy Beaupré, Director General, Aquaculture Management Directorate, Program Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Eric Gilbert, Executive Director, Aquaculture Operations, Ecosystems and Aquaculture Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jay Parsons, Director, Strategic and Regulatory Science Directorate, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Meeting of May 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Guy Beaupré, Director General, Aquaculture Management Directorate, Program Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Eric Gilbert, Executive Director, Aquaculture Operations, Ecosystems and Aquaculture Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jay Parsons, Director, Strategic and Regulatory Science Directorate, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Meeting of April 30, 2013 at 5:16 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of April 25, 2013 at 9:10 AM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of March 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Bill S-13, An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act (2012-11-28) Show/Hide the meeting information  
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Meeting of February 28, 2013 at 8:50 AM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Brad Caldwell, West Coast Co-Chair, Fisheries Committee (Canadian Maritime Law Association)
Meeting of February 26, 2013 at 6:14 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Patrick McGuinness, President (Fisheries Council of Canada)
  • Keith Morrill, Director, Oceans and Environmental Law Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Meeting of December 13, 2012 at 8:03 AM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • The Honourable Gail Shea, P.C., M.P., Acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
  • David Bevan, Acting Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Michael Pearson, Director General, International Affairs, Strategic Policy Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • France Pégeot, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Consideration of a draft agenda (future business) (2012-04-04) Show/Hide the meeting information  
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Meeting of October 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of February 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of June 23, 2011 at 9:05 AM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Study on the lobster fishery in Atlantic Canada and Quebec (2012-03-08) Show/Hide the meeting information  
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Meeting of April 30, 2013 at 5:16 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of April 16, 2013 at 6:56 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of March 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM Link to the notice of this meeting
Meeting of March 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM Link to the notice of this meeting
Meeting of March 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of February 12, 2013 at 5:06 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • The Honourable Sterling Belliveau, MLA, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Leo Muise, Executive Director, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
Meeting of December 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting
  • The Honourable Sterling Belliveau, MLA, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Leo Muise, Executive Director, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
Meeting of December 4, 2012 at 5:15 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Patrick McDonald, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Marketing and Development, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
Meeting of November 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Alain Hébert, Director of Resource Management - Gulf Region (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Patty King, General Manager (Fishermen and Scientists Research Society)
  • Marc Lanteigne, Manager, Aquatic Resources Division (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Stefan Leslie, Regional Director, Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Martin Mallet, Director (Homarus Inc.)
Meeting of November 30, 2012 at 9:05 AM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Jeff Malloy, General Manager and C.E.O.and President of the Prince Edward Island Seafood Processors Association (Acadian Fishermen’s Co-operative Association Ltd.)
  • Rick Simon, Director of Fisheries (Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs)
  • Marc Surette, Executive Director (Nova Scotia Fishpackers Association)
Meeting of November 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Carl Allen, Fisherman (Maritime Fishermen’s Union)
  • Craig Avery, President (Western Gulf Fisherman’s Association)
  • Peter Boertien, President, Eastern Kings Fisherman's Association (LFA 24 Lobster Advisory Board)
  • Christian Brun, Executive Secretary (Maritime Fishermen’s Union)
  • O’Neil Cloutier, Vice-President (Alliance des pêcheurs professionnels du Québec)
  • O’Neil Cloutier, Executive Director (Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie)
  • Reginald Comeau, Regional Coordinator (Maritime Fishermen’s Union)
  • Réjean Comeau, Fisherman (Maritime Fishermen’s Union)
  • Peter Connors, President (Eastern Shore Fishermen’s Protective Association)
  • Bobby Jenkins, President, Southern Kings and Queens Fisherman’s Association (LFA 26A Lobster Advisory Board)
  • Lee Knox, President, Prince County Fisherman's Association (LFA 25 Lobster Advisory Board)
  • Leonard Leblanc, President (Gulf of Nova Scotia Fishermen's Coalition)
  • Ian MacPherson, Executive Director (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association)
  • Mike McGeoghegan, President (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association)
  • Norman Peters, President, North Shore Fisherman's Association (LFA 24 Lobster Advisory Board)
  • Keith Sullivan, Market Analyst (Fish, Food and Allied Workers)
Meeting of November 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Richard Gallant, Deputy Minister, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Joseph LaBelle, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Strategic Projects Branch, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Gilles LeBlanc, Senior Processing Development Officer, Business Development Branch, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (Government of New Brunswick)
  • The Honourable Ron W. MacKinley, MLA, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Barry MacPhee, Director, Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • The Honourable Michael Olscamp, MLA, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (Government of New Brunswick)
Meeting of November 27, 2012 at 5:10 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Wade AuCoin, Director General, Community Development (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
  • Daryell Nowlan, Acting Senior Vice-President (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
Meeting of November 20, 2012 at 5:40 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Michael Gardner, President (Gardner Pinfold Consultants Inc.)
Meeting of November 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Geoff Irvine, Executive Director (Lobster Council of Canada)
  • Stewart Lamont, Managing Director of Tangier Lobster Company Limited (Lobster Council of Canada)
  • Leonard Leblanc, Chairman (Lobster Council of Canada)
Meeting of October 30, 2012 at 5:20 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Nadia Bouffard, Director General, Fisheries and Aboriginal Policy, Program Policy Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Adam Burns, Director, Resource Management – Atlantic, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Meeting of October 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of May 8, 2012 at 5:12 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • David Gillis, Director General, Ecosystem Science, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Morley Knight, Director General, Resource Management, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Meeting of April 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Peter Holland, Manager (Fundy Weir Fishermen’s Association)
  • Bonnie Morse, Project Coordinator (Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association)
  • Maria Recchia, Executive Director (Fundy North Fishermen’s Association)
  • Melanie Sonnenberg, Project Manager (Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association)
  • Sheena Young, Program Director (Fundy North Fishermen’s Association)
Meeting of March 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Study on the management of the grey seal population off Canada’s East Coast (2011-10-20) Show/Hide the meeting information  
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Meeting of October 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of October 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of June 19, 2012 at 5:15 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of June 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting
Meeting of May 31, 2012 at 8:45 AM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of May 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of May 15, 2012 at 5:17 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of May 8, 2012 at 5:12 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of April 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting
  • Ira Grover, Research Assistant (Canadian Fisheries, Oceans and Aquaculture Management Research Group, Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa)
  • Bruce Hatcher, Associate and University Chair in Marine Ecosystem Research, Director of the Bras d'Or Institute, Cape Breton University (Canadian Fisheries, Oceans and Aquaculture Management Research Group, Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa)
  • Daniel E. Lane, Director (Canadian Fisheries, Oceans and Aquaculture Management Research Group, Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa)
  • Lyne Létourneau, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences (Université Laval)
Meeting of March 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Danny Arsenault, Director (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association Ltd.)
  • Adlai Cunningham, Director (Sea Star Seafoods Limited) (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
  • Claude d'Entremont, Director (Inshore Fisheries Limited) (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
  • Richard "Bee" d'Entremont, Member (Acadian Fish Processors Limited) (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
  • Susanna Fuller, Marine Conservation Coordinator (The Ecology Action Centre)
  • Shannon Lewis, Executive Director (Northeast Coast Sealers Cooperative of Newfoundland)
  • Debbie MacKenzie, Director (Grey Seal Conservation Society)
  • Ian MacPherson, Executive Director (Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association Ltd.)
  • Robert K. Mohn, Independent Scientist (The Ecology Action Centre)
  • Denny Morrow, Former Executive Director (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
  • Robert O’Boyle, Scientist (As an individual)
  • John Paul, Executive Director (Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat)
  • Dick Stewart (Atlantic Herring Co-op) (Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association)
Meeting of March 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Nell den Heyer, Biologist, Population Ecology Division, Science Branch (Maritimes) (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Mike Hammill, Section Head, Marine Mammals Biology and Conservation (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Ronnie Heighton, Board Member (Eastern Fishermen's Federation)
  • Sara Iverson, Professor, Department of Biology (Dalhousie University)
  • Heike K. Lotze, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Marine Renewable Resources, Department of Biology (Dalhousie University)
  • The Honourable Darin King, MHA, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Morley Knight, Director General, Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • John Levy, Secretary (Eastern Fishermen's Federation)
  • Alastair O’Rielly, Deputy Minister (Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Wilford D. Smith, Board Member (Eastern Fishermen's Federation)
  • Doug P. Swain, Scientist, Marine Fish Ecosystems, Marine Fish Section (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Boris Worm, Associate Professor, Department of Biology (Dalhousie University)
Meeting of March 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Chief Roy S. Jones, Jr., President (Pacific Balance Consulting Inc.)
Meeting of March 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Jeffrey Hutchings, Professor of the Department of Biology and Chair of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on Sustaining Canadian Marine Biodiversity (Dalhousie University)
Meeting of February 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • David M. Lavigne, Science Advisor (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
Meeting of February 7, 2012 at 5:30 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Morley Knight, Director General, Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • Michael Pearson, Director General, International Affairs (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • France Pégeot, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • Kevin Thompson, Director, Government Procurement, Trade and Environment Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT))
Meeting of December 13, 2011 at 5:00 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting
  • David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • Yannick Mondy, Acting Director, Government Procurement, Trade and Environment Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT))
  • Michael Pearson, Director General, International Affairs (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • France Pégeot, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
Meeting of December 6, 2011 at 5:12 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Rob Cahill, Executive Director (Fur Institute of Canada)
  • Dion Dakins, Director (NuTan Furs Incorporated)
  • Pierre-Yves Daoust, Professor of Anatomic Pathology and Wildlife Pathology, Atlantic Veterinary College (University of Prince Edward Island)
Meeting of November 29, 2011 at 6:12 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Ghislain Cyr, Member (Seal Hunters Association of the Magdalen Islands)
  • Denis Longuépée, President (Seal Hunters Association of the Magdalen Islands)
  • Gil Thériault, Director (Seal Hunters Association of the Magdalen Islands)
Meeting of November 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting
  • Michael Pearson, Director General, International Affairs (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • France Pégeot, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO))
  • Kevin Thompson, Director, Government Procurement, Trade and Environment Division (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT))
Meeting of November 15, 2011 at 5:12 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Frank Pinhorn, Executive Director (Canadian Sealers Association)
  • Eldred Woodford, President (Canadian Sealers Association)
Meeting of November 1, 2011 at 6:05 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • Mike Calcutt, Acting Executive Director (Fisheries Resource Conservation Council)
  • Gerard Chidley, Former Chairman (Fisheries Resource Conservation Council)
  • Donald Walker, Former Vice Chairman (Fisheries Resource Conservation Council)
Meeting of October 25, 2011 at 5:10 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Patrice Simon, Director, Environment and Biodiversity Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Examine issues relating to the federal government’s current and evolving policy framework for managing Canada’s fisheries and oceans (2011-06-26) Show/Hide the meeting information  
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Meeting of February 26, 2013 at 6:14 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of February 12, 2013 at 5:06 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of June 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting
  • Don McLeod, President (Canadian Fishing Company) (Seafood Producers Association of British Columbia)
  • Chris Sporer, Secretary-Treasurer (Seafood Producers Association of British Columbia)
  • Chris Wick, Vice President (North Delta Seafoods) (Seafood Producers Association of British Columbia)
Meeting of February 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of October 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
Meeting of October 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting
  • The Honourable Keith Ashfield, M.P., Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
  • David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • David Bevan, Associate Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Marc Grégoire, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Roch Huppé, Chief Financial Officer (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Richard Nadeau, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporate Services (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Meeting of October 4, 2011 at 6:05 PM Link to the notice of this meeting Link to ParlVu for this meeting Link to the evidence of this meeting Link to the minutes of this meeting

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