The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 9:02 a.m. this day, in the Salon E & F, The Albatross Hotel, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Chair, Gerald Keddy, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Raynald Blais, Hon. Gerry Byrne, Randy Kamp, Gerald Keddy, James Lunney, Fabian Manning and Bill Matthews.
Associate Members present: Scott Simms.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: François Côté, Analyst. House of Commons: Alexandre Roger, Committee Clerk.
Witnesses: Sealing Committee of the Fur Institute of Canada: Jim Winter, Co-ordinator. As individuals: Lewis Troake, Fisherman, Summerford; John Gillett, Fisherman, Twillingate; Hedley Butler, Town Councillor and Fisherman, Bonavista; Larry Peddle, Fisherman, Cottlesville; Doyle Brown, Fisherman, Summerford.
The witnesses made statements and answered questions.
At 10:55 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Miriam BurkeClerk of the Committee