The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 9:01 a.m. this day, at Kaylee Hall, Montague, Prince Edward Island, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Scott Andrews, Raynald Blais, Hon. Gerry Byrne, Blaine Calkins, Randy Kamp, Yvon Lévesque, Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Peter Stoffer and Rodney Weston.
Associate Members present: Greg Kerr.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: François Côté, Analyst.
Witnesses: Mariner Seafoods: Mark Bonnell, President; Lorne Bonnell. Prince Edward Island Fisherman's Association: Ken Drake, President; Ed Frenette, Executive Director. Prince Edward Island Seafood Processors Association: Maureen O'Reilly, Administrative Officer. Western Gulf Fishermen's Association: Craig Avery, President. LFA 24 Lobster Advisory Board: Francis Morrissey, Chairman.
Ed Frenette made a statement and, with Ken Drake, answered questions.
At 10:02 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:13 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Maureen O'Reilly made a statement. Mark Bonnell and Lorne Bonnell answered questions.
At 11:01 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 11:15 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Craig Avery and Francis Morrissey made statements and answered questions.
At 12:04 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Julia LockhartClerk of the Committee