Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Sub-program 1.1.3 - Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Program

Description

The Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Program contribution program supports industry efforts to improve economic prosperity and long-term sustainability in all Lobster Fishing Areas. The Program's $50 million funding has been committed under the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Program for Lobster Fishing Areas to develop and implement Sustainability Plans. These Sustainability Plans will aid the Canadian lobster fishery to restructure in order to respond to new global market preferences, as well as implement strong conservation measures to maintain and enhance lobster stocks, address ecosystem impacts, and to improve catch monitoring and fishing effort reporting. In 2008, the landed value of Canadian lobster was $600 million. The Program runs until March 31, 2014. Fisheries and Oceans Canada's scientific expertise is an integral contributor to the delivery of this program.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
Expenditures
(Main Estimates)
2013-14
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
5.0 5.0

Note: Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Program will be sunsetting in 2013-14. As such, there is no planned spending beyond 2013-14.

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
2

Performance Measurement

Expected
Result
Performance
Indicator
Target
Stakeholders in Lobster Fishing Areas participate in the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Program Number of funding proposals 32 by March 31, 2014

The Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Sub-program is part of the Integrated Fisheries Management Program.