Mr. Speaker, the member's remarks made me think about the fact that the Bloc Quebecois critic on fisheries, the member for Bonaventure—Gaspé—Îles-de-la-Madeleine—Pabok, is responsible for a committee covering between 70% and 80% of Quebec's fisheries. The part not covered is the north shore.
This member has expertise in the area and has spent a lot of time in the past year working on a report. He left it up to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans to produce a report on the situation in the Atlantic region. This report was unanimous on the whole situation. The committee did a thorough investigation.
The member was involved in consultations throughout the area and today he can say that the report on western Canada is valid as well.
This Parliament should pay tribute to the members who took part in this task, especially those with expertise in the area, who claim to speak for the fisheries sector. Their arguments should be heard and the report read so there will be a follow-up to provide a way out of the trap people are in today. This trap has created a total catastrophe in the fishing industry.