Departmental Performance Report 2011-12

Results and Performance

Program Sub-activity 1.3.2 - Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management

Description

The Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management program is a contribution program within the Integrated Aboriginal Contribution Management Framework. One main over-arching goal of the framework is to assist Aboriginal organizations to develop capacity to more effectively participate in aquatic resource and oceans management multi-stake holder processes. The Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management program, which applies in areas where Fisheries and Oceans Canada manages the fishery and land claims have not been settled, is designed to bring Aboriginal groups together at a broad watershed or ecosystem level and build capacity to participate in the decision-making processes used for aquatic resources and oceans management. Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management provides funding to qualifying Aboriginal groups to form aquatic resource and oceans management organizations capable of hiring or contracting skilled personnel to allow them to effectively participate in decision-making and advisory processes. Other main objectives achieved with the provision of this funding include: encouraging the establishment of collaborative management structures that contribute to integrated ecosystem/watershed management and planning processes; and improving information-sharing among and between Aboriginal communities, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and other stakeholders.

2011-12 Financial Resources ($ millions)

Planned Spending Total Authorities* Actual Spending*
14.6 14.7 13.7

* Excludes amount deemed appropriated to Shared Services Canada.

2011-12 Human Resources (FTEs

Planned Actual Difference
Human resource information is not available at this level; however, resources are included in the total for the associated program activity.

Performance Measurement

Expected
Result
Performance
Indicator
Target Actual Result
Aboriginal groups have the capacity to participate in aquatic resource and oceans management at a broad watershed or ecosystem level Number of watershed/ecosystem-based Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management organizations 30 by
March 31, 2013
Result: 30
Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management contribution agreements signed Number of Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management agreements 35 by
March 31, 2013
Result: 36
Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management communal commercial access opportunities are acquired Number of licence packages acquired through Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management programming 8 by
March 31, 2013
Result: 8

The Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management sub-activity is part of the Aboriginal Strategies and Governance program activity.