COBEQUID SALMON ASSOCIATION
April 11th, 2018 7: 00 P.M. Room 262,
Cox Institute, Agr. Campus, Dalhousie Univ.
Chairman – Paul MacIsaac
Directors – Jamie Webb, Chris Nelson, Bill Yarn, Don Mattinson, Mike McAdam,
Glenn Piercey, David Larder, Brent Ferris, Jim Hamilton, Rick _____, Brian
Allen, Gary McMann, Garry Robar
Regrets – David Bauld
Agenda- Motion to amend agenda by GR to include discussion on Salmon virus
in the province. Agenda approved (DL/CN).
Minutes – March minutes amended: correction of Dr. Harvey to Dr. Hardie and
Dave Sampson to Doug Simpson. The pheasant hunt info needed correction as
well to 5 birds each not between 2 people as was suggested. With corrections,
minutes approved by motion (JW/BF).
Correspondence – PM updated on correspondence with Dr. Hardie. He informed
Hardie that the CSA will sponsor his research by covering Maitland boat charter
up to an amount of $2000 this season. Dr. Hardie was hoping for money for
a summer student but is happy with the offer. PM said CSA can revisit the
idea of sponsoring a summer student next year.
River Restoration – MM updated the group on his exchange with Amy Weston about
putting on a display (using part of the CSA display) at the Superstore NSLC
the weekend of April 27-28 for ~3hrs. MM also informed the group that $48k
of funding for river work should be coming in (Adopt a Stream and HSP) and
that around $33k went out in labour to the river crew last year for work done
in Stewiacke. He stated that he has 3 workers this year but would like to
hire an extra helper in case he gets short handed at a critical time. MM expects
the helper will cost about $5000 for the season. MM stated he would bring
the idea up again at the next meeting.
Newsletter – PM update group that DB was still looking for outstanding articles
and to submit documents when ready.
AGM – PM informed the group that the keynote speaker for this year’s AGM was
now unable to attend and so was looking for suggestions on someone else to
invite. It was suggested that someone from the CABIN program might be a good
fit and CN agreed to make inquiries to that end. A. Weston was also suggested
FOI Submission – GR brought up the issue of the scarcity of publically available
information on the testing situation of provincial, aquaculture salmon operations.
He asked for the CSA’s support in submitting an FOI to find out where the
net pen systems now stand in terms of accountability on ISA and PRV testing
and outbreaks. The group voted (motion by GR/BY) to support him in principle
and GR said he would begin drafting a FOI and bring the request to the next
meeting for final approval.
Fish Friends – PM has over 15 papers so far from students and is expecting
more. CSA will pull 5 winners when the final papers are received with one
winner from each of 5 schools and one from Millbrook. The deadline for submission
is the end of April.
CSA Dinner – B.Y. was looking for all the outstanding gift certificates to
compile the final list. He thought the attendance numbers were looking lower
this year and was expecting a final count of 190 people. Last year 220 were
in attendance. The next dinner meeting is to be at BY’s at 7:00pm Monday next.
Website – MM Brought the website up to date but asked due to the high volume
of junk emails if the directors emails should be removed. PM suggested just
leaving the CSA email available for correspondence but no final decisions
were made as it was agreed that the issue would be revisited at the next meeting.
Youth Expo – JK was looking for volunteers to help out at the youth expo on
April 21st and to setup on the Friday before. Help would be needed to man
the display the starting at 10:00am at the Brookfield Arena. Hourly prizes
this year would be hats and t-shirts. JW, CN Meika Matthews and JK had volunteered
Fisharama — PM/ JK was looking to go ahead with radio give away for kids again
this year as advertising for the event. The group by vote (JW/CN), agreed he
should move ahead with the contest. The group was also asked for security volunteers
for the night before the event.
Shad Derby – BY brought posters he had made up for the event for distribution
for posting. GR, DM, MM and BF all took posters to put up in visible location.
He also put out a call for volunteers for the event. Last year there were 25-30
Other new correspondence –PM said he had correspondence from Andrea Kreamer
on the Learn to Fish program which she is looking to hold on June 19-21st.
She emailed to ask if the CSA knows of any other events going on at Kiwanis
Pond on those days so there will be no conflicts. PM replied to say he thought
the dates were clear and that he would pass on the email to anyone who had
time and interest from the CSA to help out. Treasurer’s Report - For March
The Treasurer presented his February financial report
Chequing Savings Total
March 2018 $ $ $
Opening Balance 14477 57628 72105
Deposits 1000 1 1001
Withdrawals (2845) - (2845)
Transfers (-) - --
Ending Balance 12632 57629 70261
Deposits – Ticket Money
Withdrawals – Chiller (1409) with balance payroll and misc
- Balance payroll.
- Additional $5000 and $50000 GIC’s
Motion to accept treasurer’s (CN /GR) passed unanimously.
Other new correspondence –
Next meeting - Tuesday, May 8th 2018.