Language selection


Selection criteria

The following represents general areas and activities for project funding that will evolve based on input from Canadians. We will prioritize regional activities with the greatest benefit to specific aquatic ecosystem threats and that address the root causes of impacts on marine and coastal areas.

On this page

Project assessment

All projects will be evaluated based on their:

The AERF is expanding on the CRF priority areas and activities where necessary to address human impacts on all aquatic environments. The following AERF priorities have been selected based on DFO’s regional expertise, and informed by Indigenous Peoples’ input through virtual engagement sessions held in June 2022 and by Canadians more broadly through an online National survey over the summer of 2022.

Priority areas for AERF include:

Priority activities for AERF include restoration projects that:

The program will also be supporting activities having socio-economic benefits, such as:

Contact us

By email

National headquarters

Provincial and territorial offices
Date modified: