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Performance Information on Program Sub-activities and Sub-sub-activities

The following tables provide information on each of the program sub-activities and program sub-sub-activities identified in DFO's 2010-11 Program Activity Architecture. These activities are listed by the program activity and strategic outcome to which they contribute. Information on these program activities and strategic outcomes is provided in Section 2 of the 2010-11 Departmental Performance Report. By working to achieve the expected results outlined below, DFO is making progress toward achieving results at the program activity and strategic outcome levels, and therefore toward fulfilling its mandate.

Each expected result for a program sub-activity and sub-sub-activity has been assigned an overall performance rating. Each rating refers to the percentage of the expected level of performance achieved in the reporting period (April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011). The expected level of performance refers to the indicator and target or planned activities and outputs for the expected result identified in the corresponding Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP).

The performance ratings are as follows:

If this percentage of expected performance is achieved: The performance rating is defined as... The performance rating is shown graphically as...
More than 100% Exceeded Exceeded
100% Met All Met All
80 to 99% Mostly Met Mostly Met
60 to 79% Somewhat Met Somewhat Met
Less than 60% Not Met Not Met

Strategic Outcome: Safe and Accessible Waterways

Program Activity: Canadian Coast Guard

Program Sub-activity: Aids to Navigation

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
15.7 15.9 17.3 205 144 -61
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Aids to Navigation systems and information facilitate safe and expeditious movement of maritime traffic Number of ships other than pleasure crafts involved in a marine accident due to striking (maintenance of a five-year average) Less than 80 • Data for this indicator is no longer available; as a proxy, the performance rating of a similar performance indicator (under Waterways management sub-activity) has been used to assess performance*
• New performance indicators have been developed and will be reported against in 2011-12
Met all
Operational short-range aids to navigation systems Percentage of time an aid has been operating properly versus time it was expected to be operational (mission time), over a three-year average 99% • 99% of expected operational time achieved
• Timely response to aids malfunctions remains a challenge due to limited resources
Met all
Operational long-range aids to navigation systems Percentage of time DGPS signal is available versus time it was expected to operational (mission time) 99% • 99.9% of expected availability achieved
• Signal availability of 99.95% for high-traffic areas and 99.9% for low-traffic areass
exceeded
Provision of navigation safety information that affects nautical charts and publications Percentage of on time publications of the monthly Notice of Mariners (NOTMARs) (twelve editions) 100% • 100% of publications on time met all

* Proxy performance indicator as found in Waterways Management Program Sub-activity: Maintenance of a five-year average for the number of ships other than pleasure crafts involved in a marine accident due to a grounding

 

Program Sub-activity: Waterways Management

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
6.1 6.2 4.7 41 30 -11
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Waterways management and information help ensure accessibility of main commercial shipping channels and contribute to their safe use Maintenance of a five-year average for the number of ships other than pleasure crafts involved in a marine accident due to a grounding Less than 111 • 106 non-pleasure craft ships exceeded
Dredging of the Canadian portions of the Great Lakes connecting Channels and St. Lawrence River maintained and managed (within LoS/SS) Percentage of number of kilometres of channel dredged vs. planned (LoS) 100% • 100% of planned channel dredges completed
• Dredging work on the St. Lawrence Ship Channel performed as planned.
• No dredging work was planned for 2010-11 for the Great Lakes connecting channel
met all
Main commercial shipping channel bottoms surveyed (within LoS/SS) Percentage of number of kilometres of channels surveyed vs. planned 100% • 100% of planned surveying completed
• 723 km of channels surveyed
met all
Water Level Forecasts (within LoS/SS) Percentage of on time provision of biweekly water level forecasts for the St-Lawrence 100% • 100% of forecasts on time met all

 

Program Sub-activity: Marine Communication and Traffic Services

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
47.7 49.7 47.5 436 359 -77
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Safety of life at sea, efficient movement of shipping, and provision of essential information to mariners Number of ships other than pleasure crafts involved in a marine accident due to a collision (based on a five year average) 17 • 16 non-pleasure craft ships exceeded
Responses to distress and safety calls and coordination of SAR communications (within LoS/SS) Number of calls received requesting assistance, based on benchmark of a five-year average 7,750 • 7,315 calls received
• All calls received were responded to
exceeded
Screening and issuance of Vessel/traffic clearances to ships of 500 tons - gross tonnage or more entering Canadian waters (Great Lakes not included) (within LoS/SS) Number of offshore clearances issued, based on benchmark of a five-year average 13,500 • 10,859 off-shore clearances issued
• 100% of all clearances requested were issued
• Downturn of the economy and increases in ship size resulted in fewer shipments contributing to a decrease in offshore clearances issued
met all
Issue Navigational Warnings Number of Notices to Shipping issued, based on benchmark of a five-year average 13,000 • 12,739 Notices to Shipping issued
• Notices to shipping were issued as required
mostly met

 

Program Sub-activity: Icebreaking Services

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
7.5 7.4 17.0 15 2 -13
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Informed, safe and timely movement of maritime traffic through and around ice-covered waters is facilitated Number of ships other than pleasure crafts damaged by ice (maintain a five-year average) 12 • Zero non-pleasure craft ship damaged by ice
• Mild conditions and a new policy and directive for escorts and/or assistance to fishing vessels in icy waters have contributed to result achieved
exceeded
Icebreaking Operations: vessels escorted, harbours and channels broken out, ice jams prevented, fuel and dry cargo delivered to northern settlements Percentage of icebreaking operations provided within LoS/SS 100% • 96% of services provided within LoS/SS
• Mild conditions have contributed to result achieved
mostly met
Provision of ice-related information during ice seasons Number of ice charts produced (within LoS/SS) Specific targets to be determined, in coordination with Environment Canada (EC) • 2,059 ice charts produced
EC is committed, through CCG LoS, to produce approximately 1,800 charts per year
exceeded
Re-supply of Northern communities for which there is no commercial service Percentage of CCG northern re-supply cargo (in metric tonnes) delivered, as requested in the agreements with Nunavut and Environment Canada, compared to the Fleet Operations plan 100% • 97% delivered as compared to established agreement
• One supplier was not able to provide the inventory/ cargo ordered
mostly met

 

Program Sub-activity: Search and Rescue Services

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
22.1 22.6 33.0 175 125 -50
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Prevention of loss of life and injury Percentage of lives saved vs. lives at-risk CCG saves 100% of lives at risk) • 98% lives saved vs. lives at risk exceeded

 

Program Sub-sub-activity: Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
Financial and human resource information is not available at this level; however, resources are included in the total for the Search and Rescue Services Program Sub-activity.
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Maintain capacity to respond to SAR taskings Maintain the benchmark number of CCGA members 4,266 • 3,979 CCGA members
• Recruitment opportunities and better recognition of member contributions will be pursued in the future
Mostly Met
Maintain the benchmark number of CCGA vessels 1,209 • 1,133 CCGA vessels
• CCG continues to consider CCG Auxiliary needs when surplus vessels become available
Mostly Met
Support to CCG SAR activities Percentage of Maritime SAR incidents in which CCGA participated 25% • 28% of Maritime SAR incidents Exceeded

 

Program Sub-sub-activity: Coast Guard Search and Rescue

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
Financial and human resource information is not available at this level; however, resources are included in the total for the Search and Rescue Services Program Sub-activity.
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Coordination of Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) incidents Number of cases managed by Maritime SAR Program through the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centres, based on a benchmark of a four-year average 6,200 • 6,820 cases managed
SAR Centres are well equipped and trained to manage incidents within their respective areas
Exceeded
Search and rescue alerting, responding and aiding activities using public and private resources Percentage of primary SAR vessels meeting reaction time of 30 minutes or less for maritime incidents 99% • 98% reaction time < 30 minutes Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Environmental Response Services

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
15.0 15.2 12.6 86 63 -23
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Economic, environmental and public safety impacts of marine pollution incidents are minimized (by investigating, assessing and responding to all reported cases of marine pollution incidents) Percentage of reported ship-source spills where CCG acted as On-scene Commander (OCS), Federal Monitoring Agency or Resource Agency 100% • 100% of reported ship-source spills
CCG responds to all reported ship-source spills
Met All
CCG managed spill responses Number of CCG responses to marine pollution incidents as On-scene Commander (OSC) (South of 60), based on a benchmark 620 • 775 responses Exceeded
Number of CCG responses to marine pollution incidents as On-scene Commander (OSC) (Arctic Coverage Area; North of 60), based on a benchmark 10 • Two CCG managed responses
• 100% of marine pollution incidents were responded to (fewer incidents occurred than expected)
Met All
Monitoring of private sector response Number of CCG responses to marine pollution incidents as On-scene Commander (OSC) (Arctic Coverage Area; North and South of 60), based on a benchmark 470 • South of 60 - 206 responses
• North of 60 - Three responses
• 100% of marine pollution incidents were responded to (fewer incidents occurred than expected)
Met All
Provision of expertise and resources to other government departments (OGDs) and organizations Number of CCG responses as Resource Agency, based on a benchmark 140 • 210 responses
CCG expertise was required more often than anticipated, planning will be adjusted if trend continues
Exceeded

 

Program Sub-activity: Maritime Security

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
10.8 12.0 4.0 14 23 +9
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Enhanced awareness of vessel movements within and approaching Canada's Exclusive Economic Zone Availability of Long Range Vessel Identification and Tracking (LRIT) data feed from Canada's National Data Centre (CNDC) (as a percentage) Under development • 96% feed availability
• Issues with newly implemented system contributed to lower result than expected
Mostly Met
Enhanced presence on Canadian waters Percentage of total number of fleet operational days versus planned 100% • 95% of planned operational days completed
• Service delivered slightly lower than planned due to in-year client change requests, additional emergency occurrences that required fleet resources, unforeseen vessel repairs and required maintenance
Mostly Met
Provision of CCG maritime traffic information to Marine Security Operations Centres (MSOCs) Percentage of operational time versus total time to supply CCG maritime vessel traffic information, for usage at Marine Security Operations Centres (MSOCs) 99.7% • Information supplied to MSOCs 99.70% of total operational time
• No major equipment/ system issues occurred
Met All
Vessel support for the joint RCMP/CCG Marine Security Enforcement Teams (MSET) program and any other vessels delivering maritime security support Percentage of Marine Security Enforcement Teams (MSET) patrols/service delivered vs. service planned, as per the Fleet Operations Plan 100% • 91.2% of planned MSET patrols/ service delivered
• Service delivered slightly lower than planned due to unforeseen vessel repairs and maintenance requirements as well as personnel training and availability
Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Fleet Operational Readiness

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
457.7 455.0 461.6 2,747 2,577 -170
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Safe and secure, effective and efficient provision of CCG fleet services for the Government of Canada Percentage of service delivered vs. service planned for all programs (with a tolerance zone of 10%) 100% • 95% of planned service delivered (within 10% tolerance level)
• Service delivered slightly lower than planned target due to in-year client change requests, additional emergency occurrences that required fleet resources, unforeseen vessel repairs and required maintenance
Met All
Number of hazardous occurrences, as per the safety management system, based on four-year average 207 • 127 hazardous occurrences
• 38% reduction over four-year average of 207
• 24% reduction over 2009-10 total of 167
CCG encourages active participation of all shipboard employees in creation and promotion of a safety and security culture
• Activities include: safety and security training, awareness sessions, participation in external and internal safety audits, and continuous development and improvement of safety policies, guidelines, and procedures
Exceeded

Operational Fleet Days delivered for:
CCG maritime services (Icebreaking, Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation, Environmental Response, etc);
DFO Science and Conservations and Protection program requirements;
• Other federal government departments (OGD) and agencies' needs

Number of operational days of programming assigned to a CCG client 100% • 95% of assigned operational days completed (overall)
CCG Clients: 96%
Lost time attributed to unforeseen vessel repairs and scheduling issues with vessels and/or crew;
DFO Clients: 90%
Lost time attributed to unforeseen vessel repairs, other program requirements (i.e. Search and Rescue), in-year client change requests, and scheduling issues with vessels and/or crew;
Other federal government departments: 122%
Service delivered exceeded target due to additional client demands and in-year unforeseen client requests (i.e. law enforcement support)
Mostly Met
Fleet Renewal - Major CCG Fleet vessel acquisition Percentage of major capital project milestones attained 100% • 100% of milestones attained Met All
CCG Fleet Assets are reliable to deliver CCG/OGD Programs Percentage of days of planned availability/days of actual availability (availability is measured in the number of days on program) 95% • 97.7% of planned availability achieved Exceeded

 

Program Sub-activity: Life-Cycle Asset Management Services

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
139.3 163.2 131.7 1,004 1,014 +10
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
CCG Programs/ Services are operational within acceptable targets Percentage of Service Level Agreements met 95% • 98% work orders completed*
• 6,489 work orders completed as compared to 6,599 work orders initiated
Exceeded
CCG Major Capital Asset Acquisition (non-Fleet) Percentage of major capital projects milestones achieved on schedule 90% • 90% of milestones achieved
• Seventeen of nineteen capital projects fully achieved planned milestones
• Remaining two projects were delayed to ensure optimal value added in light of recent technological advances
Met All
Re-investment rate into CCG non-fleet Asset base (rolling three year average) 5% • 1.5% re-investment rate
• Current re-investment rate addresses only the highest priority items
Not Met
CCG Non-Fleet Assets Maintenance [i.e. Aids to Navigation and MCTS] Percentage of program/service days delivered as per Service Level Agreement, as influenced by maintenance 95% • 96% of work orders completed*
• 6,287 work orders completed as compared to 6,582 work orders initiated
Exceeded

* Work order completion rates used as proxy for performance indicator as formal service level agreements with CCG programs are currently being established.

 

Program Sub-activity: Coast Guard College

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
10.6 10.9 13.5 114 254 +140*
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
CCG has qualified Marine Professionals Percentage of target delivered versus planned, as set out in the CCG HR Plan 100% • 100% of HR Plan targets delivered Met All
Qualified personnel, Graduates of Coast Guard Officer Training Plan (CGOTP) Number of graduates (officers) 23 • 23 graduates (officers)
Met All
Trained personnel, Certification training for MCTS Officers Percentage of courses delivered/courses planned 100% • 100% of planned courses delivered Met All
Trained personnel, Professional development training (MMET/ER/SAR) Percentage of courses delivered/courses planned, in conjunction with Program Managers 100% • 100% of planned professional courses delivered Met All

* Variance attributed to number of trainees participating in the Coast Guard Officer Training Program and number of Full Time Equivalents above the College's A Base Budget.

 

Program Activity: Science for Safe and Accessible Waterways

Program Sub-activity: Navigational Products and Services

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
28.6 31.9 32.2 288 275 -13
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Accessible navigational products and information Percentage of time that orders from authorized dealers are filled within five business days Distribute products within five business days of receipt of order 95% of the time • 98% of orders from authorized dealers filled within timeframe Exceeded
Percentage of time that responses to Canadian Hydrographic Services (CSH) information inquiries are provided within five business days Reply to CHS Info inquiries within five business days 85% of the time • 95% inquiries responded to within timeframe
• Current processes and procedures are effective
Exceeded

Up-to-date navigational products

Average length of time to issue Notices to Mariners (NtM) by the the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) upon receiving source (updated) information Release within four months • 3.6 months from receipt of information to issue Notice to Mariners Exceeded
Average length of time between the release of NtM and the release of update messages Release within one month of each other • 0.7 months between release of Notice to Mariners and release of update messages Exceeded
National average time to synchronize new editions of paper charts with their electronic counterpart - electronic navigational charts (ENCs) Release within three months of each other • 3.7 months to synchronize new editions of paper and electronic navigational charts
• Transition to new software used for chart production contributed to the increase in release time
Somewhat Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Territorial Delineation

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
10.3 8.2 7.1 9 13 +4
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Accessible tidal and water level information for Canada's waterways Percent of time that national Tides Currents and Water Level website is available Website available 24/7, 95% of the time • 96.9% availability
• Website available 24/7 for information on national tidal and water levels
Exceeded
Percentage of Great Lakes water level stations that reinstate Tele-announcing service within two business days Tele-announcing service for the Great Lakes water level information is re-instated 95% of the time within two business days of reporting a problem • 98.7% of service problems restored within two business days of being reported
• Data available April to December
Met All
Data on tide and water level Percent of time that real-time tide and water-level gauges are functioning and transmitting data 95% • Real-time tide and water-level gauges function and transmit data 97% of the time Met All
Validation of West Coast tsunami forecasts Percent of time Pacific tsunami warning gauges are operational To be determined • 100% coverage; Pacific tsunami warning gauges remain operational at all times Met All

 

Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Program Activity: Fisheries and Aquaculture Management

Program Sub-activity: Fisheries Resource Management

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
72.8 75.2 69.6 439 447 +8
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Conservation of major stocks Percentage of major stocks where the harvest rate or harvest level is at or below the removal reference Baseline of 35.3%, with target of 4% increase to 36.7% for 2010 and an additional 3% increase to 37.8% for 2011 • 39.7% of major stocks harvested at or below approved levels (47% of major stocks have a removal reference)
• 87.5% of major stocks harvested at or below approved levels (includes removal references, quotas, etc)
Exceeded
Stakeholder participation in harvest decision-making processes Year over year maintenance and improvement in stakeholder participation, as evidenced by the participation index Baseline of 5.8/10 with target increase of 2% to 5.9/10 for 2010 and additional 3% increase to 6.1/10 for 2011 • Participation index rating of 6.0 (1.7% increase as compared to 2009-10 level of 5.9)
• 98% of target achieved
• Stakeholders given opportunity to fully participate in decision making for 95% of stocks
• Identified area for improvement: evaluation process to measure performance of formal engagement
Mostly Met
Stable access and allocation arrangement in the fishery Percentage of major stocks with stabilized sharing arrangements Baseline of 86.3% with target increase to 92.2% for 2010 and 94.1% for 2011 • 78% of major Atlantic stocks with stabilized sharing arrangements (arrangements available at DFO Website1)
• 83% of target coverage achieved
• Decrease from 93.2% in 2009-10 due to a change in calculation method to improve accuracy
• No decrease in number of stabilized sharing arrangements
Mostly Met
Integrated Fishery Management Plans (IFMPs) Percentage of major stocks with current Integrated Fishery Management Plans (IFMP) Baseline of 56.9% with target increase of 8% to 61.4% in 2010 and additional 5% increase to 64.5% in 2011 • 50.0% (63 of 136) of major stocks with IFMPs
• 4.3% increase as compared to 2009-10 result of 48%
• 84% of target coverage achieved; baseline was not met due to fluctuating number of major stocks (additional stocks being added without a complete IFMP)
• As of October 2011, the major stock list will be locked for four years to allow more consistent reporting
Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Aboriginal Policy and Governance

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
118.0 117.6 113.9 123 123 0
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Aboriginal groups have the capacity to participate in aquatic resource and oceans management Percentage of eligible Aboriginal groups under a co-management relationship or arrangement 90% • 100% of eligible Aboriginal groups Exceeded
Aboriginal communities actively participate in integrated commercial fisheries Number of Aboriginal groups active in the communal commercial fisheries 105 • 105 active Aboriginal groups Met All
Co-management provisions in agreements Number of co-management agreements by program activity 30-33 Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM), 135 Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS), 60 Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk (AFSAR) 228 planned co-management agreements completed:
AAROM: 33 of 30-33 plans completed (100%)
AFS: 140 of 135 plans completed (104%)
AFSAR: 55 of 60 plans completed (92%)
Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-sub-activity: Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
Financial and human resource information is not available at this level; however, resources are included in the total for the Aboriginal Policy and Governance Program Sub-activity.
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Aboriginal communities have the capacity to participate in the management of their own fisheries Number of Aboriginal Fisheries Authorities with an Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy agreement 250 Aboriginal organizations or 135 agreements • 144 Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy agreements
• Approximately 250 Aboriginal communities represented
Exceeded
Number of Aboriginal groups issued a communal license for Food, Social and Ceremonial (FSC) and/or communal commercial fisheries purposes 300 • 300 Aboriginal groups issued a communal license Met All
Annual Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy agreements signed Number of signed Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy agreements 135 agreements • 144 Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy agreements Exceeded

 

Program Sub-sub-activity: Aboriginal Aquatic Resources and Oceans Management

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
Financial and human resource information is not available at this level; however, resources are included in the total for the Aboriginal Policy and Governance Program Sub-activity.
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Aboriginal capacity to participate in aquatic resource and oceans management at a broad watershed or ecosystem level Number of watershed/ ecosystem-based Aboriginal Aquatic Resources and Oceans Management (AAROM) organizations 30-33 AAROM organizations • 37 AAROM organizations
• Twenty-four Aboriginal Organizations have signed collaborative management agreements
Exceeded
AAROM contribution agreements signed Number of AAROM agreements 30 contribution agreements • 37 AAROM contribution agreements signed Exceeded
AAROM communal commercial access opportunities are acquired Number of license packages acquired through AAROM programming 8 licence packages • 8 licence packages acquired through AAROM programming Met All

 

Program Sub-sub-activity: Policy and Governance

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
Financial and human resource information is not available at this level; however, resources are included in the total for the Aboriginal Policy and Governance Program Sub-activity.
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Aboriginal groups are involved in the conservation and protection of aquatic species at risk Number of Aboriginal groups recipient of SAR programming 45 eligible organisations • 55 Aboriginal organisations
• Some organisations received programming more than once during 2010-11
Exceeded
Support for the Treaty Negotiation process Number of Treaty Negotiations with Active Fisheries Table 14 active tables • All Treaty Negotiations had Active Fisheries Tables (total of seven)
• Number of Treaty Negotiations at which fisheries was discussed was reduced from the planned total of 14
Met All

 

Program Sub-activity: Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP)

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
30.0 30.3 30.0 212 206 -6
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Enhancing salmon to help rebuild vulnerable salmon populations and facilitate harvest opportunities Number of fisheries targeting enhanced populations - as described in the Integrated Fishery Management Plans (IFMP) and in accordance with IFMP consultations 67 fisheries (subject to IFMP/ consultations) • 74 fisheries targeting enhanced populations as described in IFMPs Exceeded
Public is aware of the importance of conserving and protecting salmon and its habitat and actively participates in stewardship activities Maintain current support/ exposure in number of volunteers and students participating in salmon enhancement program supported stewardship activities ~10,000 volunteers
+ 7,500 students
• Approximately 10,000 volunteers and 7,500 students
• Volunteer and student involvement depend on public interest and capacity
Met All
Fish habitat is improved and restored to help rebuild and sustain salmon populations Maintain multi-year average of square meters of newly created and restored salmon habitat from SEP supported restoration projects (current year) 160,000 m2 • 198,000 m2 Exceeded
Fish production from hatcheries and managed spawning channels Number of juvenile salmon released from hatcheries and managed spawning channels 579.7 million from 22 major DFO hatcheries, 21 CEDP hatcheries, and 27 designated Public Involvement hatcheries • 311 million
• Releases at some facilities reduced to better match ecosystem and fishery requirements
• Releases completed for all planned production lines
Somewhat Met
Community involvement and public education programs Maintain current support and exposure in number of community projects and schools supported ∼350 community-based projects and ∼1800 schools in 50 districts • 350 community based projects and 1.800 schools (50 districts)
• Number of projects and schools involved depends on public interest and capacity
Met All
Fish production from enhanced and restored fish habitat Maintain multi-year average of number of habitat improvement projects supported by salmon enhancement program ~60 projects (subject to funding from partners) • 49 projects
• All projects are undertaken with partners
• Number of projects depends on availability/ capacity of partners and partner funding
Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-activity: International Fisheries Conservation

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
7.4 7.8 13.3 22 49 +27
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
International instruments/ Agreements that Protect Shared Fish Stocks that meet Canadian objectives Percentage of Canadian objectives that have been met 60% • 75% of Canadian objectives met
• Objectives include a moratorium for Flemish Cap shrimp and a precautionary approach framework for Greenland halibut
Exceeded
Broad and constructive relationships with international partners based upon common goals and strategies Percentage of agreements and alliances maintained with partners 100% • 100% of agreements and alliances maintainted
• Agreements maintained and improved with a number of partners including a Memorandum of Understanding on ocean science cooperation with China
Met All
Compliance by foreign states with international fishing instruments Number of citations in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) and other Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, and follow-up by flag states Increase in total number of citations of no more than 3% • Number of citations decreased from nine (2009) to five (2010), a 45% decrease
• Stronger NAFO conservation and enforcement measures contributed to improved compliance
Exceeded
Negotiating positions and strategies for international meetings that advance Canadian objectives Percentage approval of negotiation positions and strategies by senior DFO officials and the Minister 100% • 100% approval
• Effective collaboration and consultation with DFO and stakeholders contributed to result achieved
Met All

 

Program Sub-activity: Conservation and Protection

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
108.2 113.2 111.2 752 736 -16
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Compliance with legislation and regulations and management measures by those groups or individuals carrying out various activities that are subject to the above and from whom we are seeking improved compliance; this collection of persons is referred to as the Regulated Community Rate of compliance by Act and work element Maintain rate of compliance within 5% of 2008-09 levels • 1.4% decrease in rate of compliance from 2008-09 levels:
• Rates of compliance equal 89.3% (2010-11) and 90.7% (2008-09)
Met All
Year over year improvement in compliance and enforcement to support sustainable fisheries, as evidenced in growth of the compliance and enforcement index (part of the sustainability index) Establish a compliance index as a baseline for the commercial fisheries based on compliance and enforcement component of Sustainability index. 2% increase in 2010-11 and again in 2011-12 • 2.8% increase to compliance index from baseline (2008)
• Compliance index = 6.45 (2010)
Exceeded
Effective compliance deterrents Rate of enforcement actions to violations detected by work element Maintain rates of enforcement actions to violations detected within 5% of 2008-09 levels by work element • Enforcement actions taken on 98.77% of violations detected (within 5% of 2008-09 levels) Met All
Education and shared stewardship Number of contact hours, by target group Maintain number of contact hours within 5% of 2008-09 levels • 127,558 contact hours
• 1.5% increase from 2008-09
• Emphasis placed on compliance promotion
Met All
Monitoring, control and surveillance Number of hours of patrol coverage, by platform (domestic and international) and work element Maintain level of coverage committed to in fisheries compliance management plans and other strategic compliance plans • 294,182 hours of patrol (within 5% of committed coverage)
• Coverage reduced by approximately 10% compared to 2008-09 levels due to reduction in fishery officers and reinvestment in education and shared stewardship
• New technologies have lessened the impact of reductions
Mostly Met
Major case/ Special Investigations Number of hours and type of enforcement action on major case Maintain number of hours on major cases within 5% of 2008-09 levels • 166,050 hours
• 1% increase from 2008-09
Exceeded

 

Program Sub-activity: Aquaculture

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
13.7 28.8 18.3 45 72 +27
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Public confidence in governance of aquaculture and in its sustainable development and environmental stewardship Level of stakeholder and Canadian confidence in aquaculture governance and sustainable development gauged through ongoing consultations Baseline 73%
Target 75%
• 75% confidence
• Provincial and industry opinion surveys suggest public confidence is similar to or greater than baseline assessment
• Planned DFO national public opinion survey postponed to 2011-12
Met All
Growing, competitive, market-focused industry with good sustainable environmental and social performance Industry and other stakeholder's level of investment in Innovation and Market Access/Certification initiatives. Increased investment through Aquaculture Innovation & Market Access Program (AIMAP) funding ratio of 1 to 4 (program to other sources) and other DFO initiatives • $4.7 million AIMAP allocation with more than $13 million in industry funding (ratio of 1.45 to 4)
• Industry demonstrated confidence in DFO for AIMAP program's transparent and reliable processes
• Program addresses gap between aquaculture research and commercialization
Exceeded
Frameworks, programs, policies, regulations, strategic, information, sector strategies and advice on aquaculture Number of new/revised programs, policies, publications, databases, signed contribution agreements, strategies and/or regulatory amendments 25 AIMAP projects funded. First release of Reporting to Canadians on Aquaculture Sustainability. Sector Strategies published. • 41 AIMAP projects funded
• Five sector strategy plans and overarching document published and endorsed by Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers in November 20102
• Framework for sustainability reporting developed and ready for implementation, some collaborative work still needed
Exceeded

 

Program Activity: Science for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Program Sub-activity: Fisheries Resources

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
80.2 81.7 79.9 569 573 +4
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Decision-makers have science information to manage fisheries resources Percentage of requests for science advice on fisheries resources, approved by senior management, that are completed 90% • 70% of approved requests for science advice on fisheries resources completed Somewhat Met
Percentage of publications for each completed CSAS request on fisheries resources that is posted on the CSAS website3 Maintain five year average of 90% • 76% of CSAS publications posted within prescribes timelines Mostly Met
The public has access to science information and advice on fisheries resources Number of documents on fisheries resources downloaded from the CSAS web site Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 23,523 publications on fisheries resources downloaded
• Due to change in software five year average is not available
• As indicator was not used in previous years, trend information is not available
Not Met
Science advice on stock status Number of fish stocks for which science advice is provided Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • Science advice provided for 124 fish stocks
• 30% increase as compared to five-year average of 97 fish stocks
Exceeded
Number of CSAS publications on fish stocks that are posted on the CSAS web site Maintain five year average (2006-11) • 122 publications on fish stocks published in response to requests for science advice
• 2006-11 average = 134 publications
• 91% of target achieved
Mostly Met
Number of publicly available products (non CSAS) on fish stocks completed by DFO Science4 Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 138 papers on fish stocks published in 2008 (most recent data available)
• 3% increase as compared to most recent five-year average available (2004-2008 average of 133)
Exceeded

 

Program Sub-activity: Aquatic Invasive Species

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
7.8 12.1 11.5 61 73 +12
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Decision-makers have science information to manage aquatic invasive species Percentage of requests for science advice on aquatic invasive species, approved by senior management, that are completed 90% • 100% of approved requests for science advice on aquatic invasive species completed
• 25% increase as compared to 2009-10
Exceeded
Percentage of publications for each completed CSAS request on aquatic invasive species that is posted on the CSAS website 90% • 33% of CSAS publications posted within prescribes timelines
• Improved follow-up measures required to ensure CSAS publications are posted within prescribed timelines
• Timelines = Four months for advisory documents; Eight months for supporting documents
Not Met
The public has access to science information and advice on aquatic invasive species Number of documents on aquatic invasive species downloaded from the CSAS web site Maintain five year average (2006-11) • 1,221 publications on aquatic invasive species downloaded
• Due to change in software five year average is not available
• As indicator was not used in previous years, trend information is not available
Not Met
Science advice on aquatic invasive species Number of risk assessments on aquatic invasive species for which science advice is provided Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • One risk assessment completed (less than five-year average of two)
• Risk assessment completed required broader scope and dealt with multiple species over a large area; contributing to a greater workload than most assessments
Mostly Met
Number of CSAS publications on aquatic invasive species that are posted on the CSAS website Maintain five year average (2006-11) • Eight publications on aquatic invasive species posted
• 33% increase as compared to five-year average of six publications
Exceeded
Number of publicly available products (non CSAS) on aquatic invasive species that are completed by DFO Science Maintain five year average (2006-11) • 25 papers on aquatic invasive species published in 2008 (most recent data available)
• 66% increase as compared to most recent five-year average available (2004-2008 average of 15)
Exceeded

 

Program Sub-activity: Aquatic Animal Health

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
5.8 6.1 6.2 52 56 +4
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Decision-makers have science information to manage aquatic animal health Percentage of fish samples collected that were analyzed for presence of disease 100% • 100% (27,724 organisms)
• Samples analyzed by DFO National Aquatic Animal Health Program Laboratories
Met All
Number of publicly available products on aquatic animal health completed by DFO Science (other than CSAS publications) Maintain five year average (2006-11) • 54 papers on aquatic animal health published in 2008 (most recent data available)
• 2004-08 average = 63 publications (most recent data available)
• 85% of target achieved
Mostly Met
Diagnostic tools for disease identification Percentage of new molecular tests developed 100% by March 31, 2015 • All planned tests for 2010-11 completed (11 new molecular disease tests)
• 63% - 22 of 35 required molecular tests developed to data
• On track for completion by target date
Met All
Percentage of bench diagnostic techniques validated5 100% • 100% planned bench validations for 2010-11 validated (11 bench validations)
• 63% of bench validations required by 2014 completed (22 of 35); on track for completion by target date
Met All
Percentage of field diagnostic techniques validated6 100% • One field validation completed for 2010-11
• Four of six field validations required by 2014 have been completed (67%); on track for completion by target date
Met All
Quality controlled diagnostic labs Number of DFO diagnostic labs that are granted International Organization for Standardization/ International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17025 accreditation 100% • Zero of three National Aquatic Animal Health diagnostic laboratories have achieved ISO 17025 accreditation7
• Two of three laboratories nearing completion (92% and 95% of 230 requirements satisfied)
• Third laboratory has completed 44% of 230 requirements
• Greater work loads than expected have contributed to the result achieved; target to be revised.
Not Met
Scientific research conducted as required by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (National Aquatic Animal Health Program) and DFO (departmental aquatic animal health information needs) Percentage of completed research studies as required by Canadian Food Inspection Agency 100% • 83% (10 of 12 studies completed)
• Two studies impacted by the need for focus on development and validation of diagnostic tests
Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Sustainable Aquaculture Science

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
15.7 15.8 15.4 89 103 +14
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Decision-makers have the science information to manage aquaculture Percentage of requests for science advice on sustainable aquaculture, approved by senior management, that are completed 90% • 100% of approved requests for science advice on sustainable aquaculture completed
• 50% increase as compared to 2009-10
Met All
Percentage of publications for each completed CSAS request on sustainable aquaculture that is posted on the CSAS website 90% • 100% of CSAS publications posted within prescribed timelines Met All
The public has access to science information and advice on sustainable aquaculture Number of documents on sustainable aquaculture downloaded from the CSAS and DFO Science websites. Maintain five year average (2006-11) • 1,490 publications on sustainable aquaculture downloaded
• Due to change in software five year average is not available
• As indicator was not used in previous years, trend information is not available
Not Met
Research projects on sustainable aquaculture Number of aquaculture projects undertaken Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 64 Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development (ACRDP) projects
• 11 Program for Aquaculture Regulatory Research (PARR) projects
• Consistent with averages of 64 ACRDP projects and 11 PARR projects
Mostly Met
Number of CSAS publications on sustainable aquaculture that are posted on the CSAS web site Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • Five publications on sustainable aquaculture posted
• 25% increase as compared to five-year average of four publications
Exceeded
Number of publicly available products (non CSAS) on sustainable aquaculture completed by DFO Science Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 47 papers on sustainable aquaculture published in 2008 (most recent data available)
• 7% increase as compared to most recent five-year average available (2004-2008 average of 44)
Exceeded

 

Program Sub-activity: Genomics and Biotechnology

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
3.8 3.9 3.1 30 24 -6
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Decision-makers have science information to regulate fish products of biotechnology to protect aquatic environments and indirect human health Number of products/activities regulated by Environment Canada under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) on the basis of risk assessments, completed by DFO Dependant on notifications submitted to Environment Canada under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) • No notifications submitted to Environment Canada therefore no risk assessments required
• Program remains ready to support regulatory decision making under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) through conducting risk assessments as required
Met All
Decision-makers have science information to manage aquatic resources through the application of genomics and biotechnology tools Number of publicly available products on aquatic biotechnology and genomics research and development completed by DFO Science (including CSAS and other publications) Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 58 papers on aquatic biotechnology and genomics published in 2008 (most recent data available)
• 35% increase as compared to most recent five-year average available (2004-2008 average of 43)
Exceeded
Science information and advice on the regulation of fish products of biotechnology Number of regulatory products and processes completed for which science information and advice is provided (e.g., regulations, risk assessments, guidelines, compliance promotion materials, public consultations) Maintain current levels • Six regulatory products and processes completed
• Slightly below 2009-10 level of seven products and processes
Mostly Met
Aquatic biotechnology and genomics research and development projects Number of aquatic biotechnology and genomics research and development projects undertaken Maintain current levels • 22 biotechnology and genomics research and development projects
• Maintained 2009-10 level of 22 projects
Met All

 

Program Sub-activity: Science Renewal

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
26.7 27.2 17.6 126 123 -3
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Awareness of DFO Science research Number of hits on the DFO Science feature stories Increase hits by 10% • 18% increase in number of page views
• 61,796 hits in 2010-11 compared to approximately 52,000 hits in 2009-10
Exceeded
Aquatic Science is relevant to the needs of Canadians Level of scientific production relative to Government of Canada and Departmental priorities Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 229 papers on sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in support of the Department's Globally Competitive Fisheries priority published in 2008 (most recent data available), greater than five-year average
• 205 papers on healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems in support of the Department's Health of the Oceans priority published in 2008 (most recent data available), greater than five-year average
• 75 papers on aquatic arctic research in support of the Department's and the Government of Canada's northern priority published in 2008 (most recent data available), greater than five-year average
Exceeded
Science feature stories on the DFO Science web site Number of DFO Science features stories posted on the DFO Science web site 25 stories per year • 25 feature stories posted Met All

 

Strategic Outcome: Healthy and Productive Aquatic Ecosystems

Program Activity: Oceans Management

Program Sub-activity: Integrated Oceans Management

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
13.5 13.3 10.9 104 85 -19
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
DFO and its partners achieve sustainable development objectives (social, economic, environmental) identified in plans for the integrated management of ocean activities8 Percent of sustainable development objectives achieved for each plan 100% by March 31, 2017 • Developed objectives for two of five Large Ocean Management Areas included within Integrated Management Plans
• Began developing monitoring strategies for established objectives
• Continued developing objectives for the remaining Integrated Management Plans
Mostly Met
Integrated Ocean Management Plans Number of Integrated Ocean Management plans Four Integrated Ocean Management Plans by March 31, 2012 • Completed two Integrated Ocean Management Plans
• On track to complete four Integrated Ocean Management Plans by target date
• Continued preparatory work and drafting for remaining Large Ocean Management Areas
Met All

 

Program Sub-activity: Marine Conservation Tools

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
2.4 2.5 3.6 27 28 +1
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Key marine ecosystem functions and structures are protected and conserved Percent compliance with Marine Protected Area (MPA) regulations 100% by March 31, 2017 • Worked with Conservation and Protection Directorate to clarify role in surveillance, compliance promotion and enforcement of MPAs Somewhat Met
Percent of Marine Protected Area (MPA) objectives achieved 100% by March 31, 2017 • Developed indicators to measure management effectiveness in achieving objectives for six MPAs
• Developed monitoring protocols and plans for three MPAs
• Continued work to develop monitoring plans for remaining MPAs
Somewhat Met
Designated Marine Protected Areas Number of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) MPAs by March 31, 2012 • Designated two new MPAs since 2007-08
• Continued work to designate four Areas of Interest as MPAs
• Designation of three Areas of Interest is anticipated by 2012
Mostly Met

 

Program Activity: Habitat Management

Program Sub-activity: Conservation and Protection of Fish Habitat

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
32.3 33.9 35.8 334 309 -25
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Partners and stakeholders are aware of and support fish habitat management objectives Number of provinces and territories that have integrated fish habitat protection objectives in their permitting system 13 provinces and territories • Three provinces with protection objectives in their processes
• Discussions on track with most remaining provinces and territories
• Results dependent on collaboration and ability to accommodate with respect to legal policy frameworks of provinces and territories
Somewhat Met
Number of industry associations and municipalities that have integrated fish habitat protection objectives in their best management practices Seven national resource industry associations and Federation of Canadian Municipalities • Formal agreements established with one municipality association and two industry groups (including an aggregate of seven resource industry associates)
• Additional agreements established with environmental and conservation non-governmental organizations and federal government partners
Met All
Advice provided to proponents on works and undertakings referred to DFO Habitat Management Program for review Percent of referrals actioned 100% • 62% of referrals actioned
• Revision of target required to address referrals received late in fiscal year which are addressed in next fiscal year
Somewhat Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Environmental Assessments

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
10.4 10.3 5.8 80 46 -34
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Environmental effects of regulatory decisions are considered in a timely manner before regulatory decisions are made under the Fisheries Act Time to complete environmental assessment (EA) screenings from EA start date to course of action decision date Within twelve months for 80% of EA Screenings • 86% of EA screenings completed within twelve months
• Improved communications products and broader level of public understanding likely contributed to result achieved
Exceeded
Time to complete EA Comprehensive studies from EA start date to EA determination Within 24 months from EA start date for 80% of EA Comprehensive studies • 0% of EA Comprehensive studies completed within 24 month (one study)
• External factors including proponent cooperation have contributed to the result achieved
• As of July 2010 EA Comprehensive studies are conducted by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Not Met
Completed Environmental Assessments Number of EAs completed As determined by the number of referrals that require EAs • 224 EAs completed in response to 224 referrals requiring EAs Met All

 

Program Sub-activity: Habitat Program Services

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
14.9 14.2 9.3 100 77 -23
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Improved coherence, transparency and accountability in decision making Percentage of Habitat Management staff that complete mandatory training related to administration of the Habitat Management Program 100% completed Habitat Management 101 course; 100% completed Information Management 101 course • 94% completed Habitat Management 101 course
• 89% completed Information Management 101 course
• Delivery of courses underwent significant updates to ensure consistency with new organisational structure and policy direction; temporary unavailability contributed to results achieved
Mostly Met
Communications materials (Web-based media, In-the-Loop, Oceans articles) Number of communication materials produced 15 (One In-the-Loop message, two Oceans articles, twelve updates completed for DFO Internet and/or intranet Website • One In-the-Loop Article
• Habitat Management National Intranet site renewal completed
• Communications projects to continue once guidance on renewal initiatives for the Habitat Management Program are established
Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Aboriginal Inland Habitat Program

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
2.1 2.1 2.1 1 2 +1
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Aboriginal groups in Quebec, Ontario and the Prairie provinces have the necessary capacity to contribute to the conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat and improvement of fish habitat Number of aggregates of Aboriginal Inland Habitat Organizations with Contribution Agreements Five • Contribution agreements signed with 15 aggregates of Aboriginal Inland Habitat Program Aboriginal Organisations
• Target should be increased based on result achieved
Exceeded
Aboriginal Inland Habitat contribution agreements Number of Aboriginal Inland Habitat Contribution Agreements Five • 15 Aboriginal Inland Habitat Program Contribution Agreements signed
• Target should be increased based on result achieved
Exceeded

 

Program Activity: Species at Risk Management

Program Sub-activity: Protection of Species at Risk

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
6.6 6.8 9.8 42 64 +22
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Endangered or threatened aquatic species are identified and legally protected to prevent them from becoming extinct. Percent of assessed aquatic species legally listed as being at risk under the Species At Risk Act (SARA) 80% in 2010-11
100% in 2011-12
• 100% of species listed as at risk under SARA Exceeded
Sound scientific and socioeconomic information and analysis to support GIC listing decisions related to aquatic species at risk Percent of DFO listing recommendations accepted by GIC 100% • 100% of listing recommendations accepted
• Sixteen species listed, three species up-listed (total of 19)
• Some GIC listing suggestions proposed in 2010-11 will not be reached until June 2011
Met All

 

Program Sub-activity: Recovery of Species at Risk

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
1.0 1.5 7.9 42 51 +9
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Recovery measures for aquatic species at risk, as identified in the Species at Risk Act, are developed and implemented Percent of recovery strategies, action plans and management plans for aquatic species at risk developed and implemented within legislated timelines 100% • 12.5% (One of seven recovery strategies)
• Two recovery strategies completed, one within target date
• No management plans due for 2010-11
• One action plan due for 2010-11; has not been completed
Not Met
Species At Risk Act (SARA) mandated recovery planning documents developed and posted on the SARA Public Registry Percent of listed aquatic Species At Risk with a recovery strategy, action plan or management plan in place 100% • 67% of items completed
• 46 of 68 recovery strategies
• 13 of 17 management plans
• Zero of three action plans
• Target may need revision to address species listed late in fiscal year for which consultations cannot proceed before year end
Somewhat Met
SARA public recovery planning consultations with Aboriginal groups, NGOs, industry and other stakeholders Percent of listed aquatic Species At Risk for which public recovery planning consultations have taken place 100%

• 80%
• Public consultation methods include: web postings, meetings, newspaper advisories, etc.

Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Monitoring and Evaluation

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
15.4 15.4 4.4 21 29 +8
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Population of aquatic species demonstrating progress towards recovery goals Percent of listed aquatic species at risk for which population information is being collected and analyzed 100% by March 31, 2018 • Population data is not available at this time. New performance indicators have been developed and will be reported against in 2011-12
Not Met
Monitoring and evaluation plans are developed for species with posted action plans Percent of listed aquatic species at risk for which population data is being collected and analyzed 100% by March 31, 2018 • No action plans posted to SARA registry therefore no monitoring and evaluation plan required Met All

 

Program Activity: Science for Healthy and Productive Aquatic Ecosystems

Program Sub-activity: Fish Habitat Science

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
12.8 12.9 12.0 109 110 +1
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Decision-makers have the science information to manage fish habitat Percentage of requests for science advice on fish habitat, approved by senior management, that are completed 90% • 42% of approved requests for science advice on fish habitat completed
• Result lower than anticipated, attributed to unanticipated priority requests for science advice in other areas
Not Met
Percentage of publications for each completed CSAS request on fish habitat that is posted on the CSAS website 90% • 100% of CSAS publications posted within prescribed timelines Exceeded
The public has access to science information and advice on fish habitat Number of publications on fish habitat that are downloaded from the CSAS web site Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 9,182 publications on fish habitat downloaded
• Due to change in software five year average is not available
• As indicator was not used in previous years, trend information is not available
Not Met
Publications and/or advisory documents produced on effects of human activities on aquatic fish habitat Number of CSAS publications on fish habitat that are posted on the DFO Science website One or more • Eight publications on fish habitat posted in response to requests for science advice Exceeded
Number of publicly available products on fish habitat completed by DFO Science (other than CSAS publications) One or more • 46 papers on fish habitat published in 2008 (most recent data available) Exceeded
Advice on effects of human activities on fish habitat Percent of Environmental Assessments reviewed 100% • 100%
• Five Environmental Assessments were reviewed
Met All

 

Program Sub-activity: Aquatic Ecosystems Science

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
34.1 34.8 32.7 254 252 -2
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Decision-makers have science information to manage aquatic ecosystems Percentage of requests for science advice on aquatic ecosystems, approved by senior management, that are completed 90% • 64% of approved requests for science advice on aquatic ecosystem science completed
• Slight decrease as compared to 2009-10 (69%)
• 71% of target achieved
Somewhat Met
Percentage of publications for each completed CSAS request on aquatic ecosystems that is posted on the CSAS website 90% • 74% of CSAS publications posted within prescribed timelines Somewhat Met
The public has access to science information and advice on aquatic ecosystems Number of documents on aquatic ecosystems downloaded from the CSAS web site Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 9,182 publications on aquatic ecosystems downloaded
• Due to change in software five year average is not available
• As indicator was not used in previous years, trend information is not available
Not Met
Advice on state of marine aquatic ecosystems Number of CSAS publications on aquatic ecosystems that are posted on the DFO Science website Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 49 publications on aquatic ecosystems posted in response to requests for science advice
• 36% increase as compared to five-year average of 36
Exceeded
Number of publicly available products on aquatic ecosystems completed by DFO Science (other than CSAS publications) Maintain five-year average (2006-11) • 183 papers on aquatic ecosystems published in 2008 (most recent data available)
• 2004-08 average = 191 publications (most recent data available)
• 96% of target achieved
Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Ocean Climate

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
5.8 6.0 6.1 60 54 -6
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Science community, policy and decision-makers and the public have access to oceanographic and climate science datasets, information and advice Number of requests for oceanographic and climate science information Maintain current status • More than 2.52 TB of science data downloaded from Integrated Science Data Management website
• Significant increase in data downloaded compared to 2009-10 (37 GB)
• 68,600 visits to Integrated Science Data Management website (excluding visits from DFO employees)
• Over 100% increase in website visits compared to 2009-10
Met All
Measures of oceanographic physical and biochemical parameters Amount and types of new information added to databases Maintain current status • 106,109 data sets (9.73 GB) added to Integrated Science Data Management data archives
• 15% increase in data volume managed by Integrated Science Data Management
Met All
Oceanographic and climate science research, interpretation and forecasting reports Number of scientific and technical publications and reports Maintain current status • 109 papers on oceans climate published
• Minor decrease from five-year average of 110 papers
Mostly Met

 

Program Sub-activity: Species at Risk

Financial Resources ($ millions) FTEs
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending Planned Actual Variance
3.3 3.3 2.7 68 24 -44
Expected Result/Output Performance Indicator Target Result Achieved Performance Rating
Decision-makers have science information to manage species at risk Percentage of requests for science advice on species at risk, approved by senior management, that are completed 90% • 72% of requests for science advice on species at risk completed
• 80% of target achieved
• Consistent with 2009-10 request completion rate (73%)
Mostly Met
Percentage of publications for each completed CSAS request on species at risk that is posted on the CSAS website 90% • 85% of CSAS publications on species at risk posted to website within prescribed timelines
• 94% of target achieved
Mostly Met
The public has access to science information and advice on species at risk Number of documents on species at risk downloaded from the CSAS web site Maintain five year average (2006-2011) • 8,966 species at risk publications downloaded from CSAS website
• Due to change in software five year average is not available
• As indicator was not used in previous years, trend information is not available
Not Met
Science advice on Species at Risk Number of species at risk for which peer reviewed science or science advice is provided Maintain five year average (2006-2011) • Science advice provided for 24 species at risk
• 84% increase as compared to five-year average of 13 species
Exceeded
Number of CSAS publications on species at risk that are posted on the DFO Science website Maintain five year average (2006-2011) • 83 publications posted to CSAS website in response to requests for advice on species at risk
• 60% increase as compared to five year average of 52 publications
Exceeded
Number of publicly available products on species at risk completed by DFO Science (other than CSAS publications) Maintain five year average (2006-2011) • Eight species at risk papers published in 2009 (most recent data available)
• 100% increase as compared to five-year average (2005-09 average of four papers)
Exceeded


1 http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/peches-fisheries/comm/sharing-partage/sasa-2010-epsa-eng.htm

2 http://dfo-mpo.gc.ca/aquaculture/lib-bib/nasapi-inpasa/index-eng.htm

3 CSAS coordinates the peer review of scientific issues for DFO, as well as the communication of these results through the CSAS website. CSAS publications include proceedings, advisory reports, research documents, and science responses.

4 DFO Science conducts scientific activities outside CSAS and makes the results of these activities available to the public.

5 Bench validation is the process by which the performance characteristics of a test are optimized and standardized.

6 Field validation is the process by which the performance characteristics of a test are established.

7 A reporting error in the 2009-10 Departmental Performance Report incorrectly stated one laboratory had completed ISO accreditation.

8 Social, Cultural and Economic Overview and Assessment Reports and Ecosystem Overview and Assessment Reports will be used to develop social, cultural, and economic objectives and provide information for future geospatial mapping; these reports will also provide guidance on conservation objectives and management measures for Marine Protected Areas.