Fisheries committee Yes, I appreciate and understand that, but the reality is that the catches this year have been really good. It totally contradicts what is being proposed in the needs for proposed cuts. That's what the harvesters are telling me.
Fisheries committee I want to focus on the management practices I just referenced. Mr. Lansbergen, how satisfied are you that DFO's stock assessment process is following this precautionary approach, with limited reference points and so on as part of the principles they're using? They talk about how
Fisheries committee I guess the point I'm getting at is whether people are really listening to these harvesters. The consultation pieces are being done with different sectors and so on. You have harvesters who have major differences of opinion compared to some of the science. A perfect example from
Fisheries committee Thank you, Mr. Chair, and welcome to our guests. Mr. Chair, before I get into the questioning, I would like to introduce a motion that is very relevant to this topic of snow crab and lobster, if that's appropriate. The motion is very simple. It says: That the Standing Committ
Fisheries committee This is totally relevant to the study.
Fisheries committee I think it is very relevant to the topic we are discussing today. I want to focus on the management practices that DFO is planning to implement in our jurisdiction, when it comes to crab stocks, fish stocks and any other kinds of stocks.
Fisheries committee Mr. Chair, I think this motion is very relevant to what we are discussing here, particularly as to the management practices related to crab stocks, lobster and other species. I want to focus on those particular management practices. That's why I thought it would be fair to put th
Fisheries committee Mr. Bouzan, thank you for that. I want to get on to another question now. Dr. MacIsaac, you've talked about monitoring and regulating pathways. I know species such as zebra mussels and Asian carp have become a large problem in the Great Lakes. How do you deal with these species
Fisheries committee Ms. Wallin, is that part of your strategic approach in terms of working collaboratively with different groups and organizations at different levels?
Fisheries committee Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome to all of our guests on video conference and here in the room with us today. I have a couple of specific questions that I want to direct to Mr. Bouzan, because, of course, Placentia Bay is included in the riding I represent in Newfoundland and La
Fisheries committee Alfred, knowing what you know now, and based on your experiences for the past number of years, decades, or whatever, what's your opinion on the proposed precautionary approach, PA, to the future fishery? Do you think harvesters can make a good contribution to setting limits and r
Fisheries committee Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome to all our guests, and to you, Alfred, in particular, being from my riding in Newfoundland and Labrador. I want to focus a little on snow crab. Of course you're well aware of the challenges we face this year with some significant proposed cuts by
Fisheries committee You went through some tough times, and there's some concern around the rate at which the fishery has been opened—it's been cautious. During that period, and even today, are you and other harvesters providing advice to DFO on stock management, and are they listening?
Fisheries committee Can I ask one more short question? I know time is short. What credence do people such as yourself, Darrell, and others in the science community give to the advice they receive from harvesters?
April 3rd, 2019Committee meeting