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Fisheries committee  Sure. It's very much going to vary stock by stock. In some stocks, fishing activity significantly affects the population, and for other stocks the impact is much reduced. Certainly our science activity is continuing. It's been a little slower to get it going this year, obviously,

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  I'm going to turn it over to Jean-Guy Forgeron.

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  We're well aware that transparency is very much lacking in this area. We do need to do more work to establish the actual beneficial ownership of these licences. As Jean-Guy said, we've launched policy work that will very much focus on that, as well as on other issues of foreign o

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  I know that Nova Scotia, for instance, is looking at its loan program, but of course the provinces are in a much more difficult fiscal position than the federal government and have been very much looking to the federal government. We do have a series of programs already with the

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  Yes, that is correct.

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  I have nothing to add to that, Minister.

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  We don't have confirmation. I know there were suspected cases, one instance in Quebec, but I don't know if that case was actually confirmed.

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  We'd be very happy to follow up. We want to make sure our communications are clear.

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  We're busy compiling the risk assessments right now in order to support that particular announcement. We're not ready to make it yet, but that's certainly the date we're working toward.

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  No, we don't, but we'd be happy to get back to you after I've asked a few questions.

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  No, except to say that storage capacity varies quite a bit across the region. For instance, in New Brunswick, there is more of a shortage. As the minister said, the funds are to build new capacity if necessary, but the funds can also be used for a variety of other things. It's

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  The seafood stabilization fund is a program that we're delivering in partnership with the regional agencies. When we put this together, we worked very closely with them, and in particular in your part of the world, of course, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. They were th

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  Yes. I'll pass this over to Jean-Guy Forgeron.

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  I'm more than happy to do that. Certainly, the Pacific Salmon Foundation does very good work with the money that's currently coming from the stamp. We are looking at how to increase that. This will, however, require a regulatory change, so it's not something we can do straight a

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent

Fisheries committee  We would have to check with ESDC on that. We can certainly get back to the committee with that information.

June 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Sargent