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Aquaculture Market Innovation and Market Access Program ― The overall goal of the AIMAP program is to catalyze aquaculture industry investment from the private sector. $4.5 million in DFO contribution funds is expected to be available annually to support innovation initiatives.

Deadline to Submit Proposals: A national call for proposals will be issued October 11, 2011 and proposals will be accepted until December 9, 2011.


Lobster Sustainability ― In June 2009 Minister Gail Shea announced that the Government had made a $65 million investment to help fishers in the Atlantic lobster industry adapt to the extraordinary market conditions created by the global recession. Get information on this program.


Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Program ― The goal of AAROM is to help Aboriginal groups to participate effectively in advisory and decision-making processes used for aquatic resource and oceans management.


Pacific Commercial Fisheries - First Nations - PICFI ― Provide eligible First Nations with the tools necessary to support successful and sustainable community owned and operated commercial fisheries enterprises established or supported through PICFI.


Small Craft Harbour Divestiture ― Transfer ownership of designated harbours to a third party (usually a municipality).


Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk ― The overall goal of the HSP is to contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened, and other species at risk, and to prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern, by engaging Canadians from all walks of life in conservation actions to benefit wildlife. The HSP allocates up to $10 million per year to projects that conserve and protect species at risk and their habitats.


Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk ― The AFSAR includes two funds: the Aboriginal Capacity Building Fund, designed to help Aboriginal organizations and communities across Canada build capacity to enable them to participate actively in the conservation and recovery of species at risk; and the Aboriginal Critical Habitat Protection Fund, designed to protect and recover the critical habitat of species at risk on Aboriginal lands.


Funding and Support for Species at Risk ― Find out more about other funds and programs to protect species at risk and their habitats, including the Interdepartmental Recovery Fund, the Ecological Gifts program, and the EcoAction program.


Environmental Damages Fund ― This fund helps ensure polluters take responsibility for their actions. It gives courts a way to guarantee that the money from pollution penalties and settlements is directly invested to repair the actual harm done by the pollution.