Aboriginal fishing policy in Canada is guided by a vision of supporting healthy and prosperous Aboriginal communities through:
- building and supporting strong, stable relationships;
- working in a way that upholds the honour of the Crown; and
- facilitating Aboriginal participation in fisheries and aquaculture and associated economic opportunities, and in the management of aquatic resources.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada delivers a number of programs in support of these objectives. See the links on the right for information on specific programs and legislation affecting Aboriginal fishing in Canada.
Aboriginal Program Service Standards
|#||Service Interaction||Service Standard||Target (%)|
|SS1||Acknowledgement||Acknowledge receipt of proposal or application within 7 calendar days.||95%|
|SS2||Assessment of Application and Decision||Assess proposed workplan and provide a funding decision within 30 calendar days of receipt of a fully completed application.||95%|
|SS3||Department Signature (Ratification Date)||Sign and return the Contribution Agreement within 15 calendar days of receipt of the Recipient signed Contribution Agreement.||95%|
|SS4||Requisition of payments (including initial payments) associated with reports||Authorize payment (or communicate additional requirements to Recipient) within 25 calendar days of receiving complete reports, which have the required supporting documentation.||95%|
Information by Region
For more information on Aboriginal issues and programs in Canada:
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