Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Sub-program 1.3.1 - Aquaculture Management

Description

The Aquaculture Management Program focuses on managing existing regulatory responsibilities as well as working with provinces and territories on regulatory consistency and streamlining, particularly through the implementation of the Release of Aquaculture Substances Regulatory Regime and the current federal-provincial-territorial initiative, under the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers, to renew Canada's Introductions and Transfers Program. Aquaculture Management includes activities that support innovation, sustainable growth, and development of the sector, including consideration of market opportunities and needs, transparency through sustainability reporting, and managing disease, ecological, and genetic risks associated with the movement of aquatic organisms. Aquaculture Management also includes ensuring that domestic regulatory responsibilities are consistent with international commitments and responsibilities. Liaison between aquaculture and other departmental policies and programs that affect aquaculture (e.g., Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program, fisheries renewal, and fisheries protection) will continue to be provided.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
Expenditures
(Main Estimates)
2013-14
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
4.8 4.8 4.9 4.9

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
33 33 33

Performance Measurement

Expected
Result
Performance
Indicator
Target
Increasing transparency, coordination, and streamlining of regulations, policies, projects, and implementation activities Percentage of planned activities for regulations, policies, projects, and implementation activities that are transparent, coordinated, and streamlined 75% by March 31, 2014
Canada's Renewed National Code on Introductions and Transfers of Aquatic Organisms will govern the management of disease, ecological, and genetic risks associated with the movement of aquatic organisms Complete steps to define federal-provincial-territorial roles in managing disease, ecological, and genetic risks 100% by March 31, 2014
Define within the renewed Code, a process to streamline the licensing of Introductions and Transfers 100% by March 31, 2014

The Aquaculture Management Sub-program is part of the Sustainable Aquaculture Program.