Fisheries and Oceans – March 10, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Fisheries and Oceans – March 10, 2015

Senators continue their study on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada. Robert Johnson (sustainable seafood program manager) from the Ecology Action Centre, Michael Van den Heuvel (Canada research chair in watershed ecological integrity, Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology) of the University of Prince Edward Island and William Ernst (retired Environment Canada employee and pesticide researcher) discuss the use of pesticides and drugs and their potential environmental effects. Michael Alexander (assistant deputy minister), Eric Gilbert (director general, aquaculture management) and Trevor Swerdfager (assistant deputy minister) from the Ecosystems and Fisheries Management branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada provide additional context on the proposed aquaculture regulations and update the committee on the progress made in terms of regulatory work.
(March 10, 2015)