Cohen Commission Resumes Evidentiary Hearings

August 16, 2011

Cohen Commission Resumes Evidentiary Hearings
 Cohen Commission, August 16, 2011

(Vancouver) The Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River will resume its evidentiary hearings in Vancouver tomorrow after a summer recess. Hearings will continue until the end of September, with final submissions expected in November 2011.

Upcoming topics include:

    August 17 & 18 – Effects of habitat in the marine environment

    August 19 & September 2 – Aboriginal fishing

    August 22 – August 24 – Diseases and parasites

    August 25 – September 8 - Aquaculture

Hearings are held Mondays through Fridays and are scheduled from 10 am to 12:30 pm and 2-4 pm most days. Details of each hearing day, including expected witnesses (as available) can be found on the commission’s online calendar at http://www.cohencommission.ca/en/Schedule/. Exhibits and transcripts are also posted online once available, and the calendar is updated regularly.


For your reference, PAA has detailed the Cohen Commission  schedule for August 22 to September 08, 2011

'Diseases':

22nd August:

  • Dr. Michael Kent (Professor, Microbiology & Biomedical        Sciences, Oregon State University)
  • Dr. Craig Stephen (Director, Centre for Coastal Health & Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary)

23rd August:

  • Dr. Stewart Johnson (Head, Aquatic Animal Health, DFO)
  • Dr. Michael Kent (Professor, Microbiology & Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University)
  • Dr. Christine MacWilliams (Fish Health Veterinarian – Salmonid Enhancement Program, DFO)
  • Dr. Craig Stephen (Director, Centre for Coastal Health & Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary)

24th August:

  • Dr. Kyle Garver (Research Scientist, DFO)
  • Dr. Kristi Miller (Head, Molecular Genetics, DFO)

'Aquaculture':

25th August:

  • Dr. Brendan Connors (School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University)
  • Dr. Larry Dill (Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University)
  • Dr. Josh Korman (Ecometric Research Inc.)
  • Dr. Don Noakes (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Thompson Rivers University)

26th August:

  • Dr. Brendan Connors (School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University)
  • Dr. Larry Dill (Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University)
  • Dr. Josh Korman (Ecometric Research Inc.)
  • Dr. Don Noakes (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Thompson Rivers University)

29th August:

  • Dr. Brendan Connors (School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University)
  • Dr. Larry Dill (Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University)
  • Dr. Josh Korman (Ecometric Research Inc.)
  • Dr. Don Noakes (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Thompson Rivers University)

30th August:

  • Dr. Ian Fleming (Professor, Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • Gavin Last (formerly Assistant Director, Aquaculture Branch, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands)
  • Trevor Swerdfager (formerly Director General, Aquaculture Management Directorate, DFO (NHQ))
  • Andrew Thomson (Director, Aquaculture Management Directorate, DFO (Pacific Region))

31st of August:

  • Dr. Gary Marty (Fish Pathologist, Animal Health Centre, Ministry of Agriculture)
  • Dr. Peter McKenzie (Veterinarian and Fish Health Manager, Mainstream Canada)
  • Dr. Mark Sheppard (Lead Veterinarian, Aquaculture Environmental Operations, DFO)
  • Trevor Swerdfager (formerly Director General, Aquaculture Management Directorate, DFO (NHQ))

1st September:

  • Brian Atagi (Area Chief Aquaculture, Conservation & Protection, DFO)
  • Kerra Hoyseth (Senior Aquaculture Biologist, Aquaculture Environmental Operations, DFO)
  • Andrew Thomson (Director, Aquaculture Management Directorate, DFO (Pacific Region)):

6th September:

  • Dr. Simon Jones (Research Scientist, DFO)
  • Dr. Craig Orr (Executive Director, Watershed Watch Salmon Society)
  • Mike Price (Biologist, Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
  • Dr. Sonja Saksida (Executive Director, Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences)

7th September:

  • Clare Backman (Director of Environmental Compliance and Community Relations, Marine Harvest Canada)
  • Alexandra Morton (Executive Director, Raincoast Research Society)
  • Mia Parker (formerly Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.)
  • Catherine Stewart (Salmon Farming Campaign Manager, Living Oceans Society)

8th September:

  • Clare Backman (Director of Environmental Compliance and Community Relations, Marine Harvest Canada)
  • Alexandra Morton (Executive Director, Raincoast Research Society)
  • Mia Parker (formerly Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.)
  • Catherine Stewart (Salmon Farming Campaign Manager, Living Oceans Society)