Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Sub-program 1.3.3 - Aquaculture Environmental and Biological Science Program

Description

Science has an important role to play in supporting the Department's commitment to sustainable aquaculture production. Fisheries and Oceans Canada's researchers' efforts are directed towards understanding the environmental and biological interactions between aquaculture and the aquatic environment to determine the broad ecosystem effects of aquaculture. This research results in more scientific certainty about how the anticipated growth of aquaculture can take place in a manner consistent with the assimilative capacity of the natural aquatic environment and Canada's commitment to sustainable development. The research also informs the development and implementation of effective area-wide and integrated management strategies.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
Expenditures
(Main Estimates)
2013-14
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
7.0 7.0 6.7 6.7

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
68 65 65

Performance Measurement

Expected
Result
Performance
Indicator
Target
Policy and decision-makers have access to a sound knowledge base on the broad ecosystem effects of aquaculture on aquatic environments Percentage of aquaculture projects completed as planned 90% by March 31, 2014
Percentage of approved formal requests for advice completed within the required timeline 90% by March 31, 2014

The Aquaculture Environmental and Biological Science Sub-program is part of the Sustainable Aquaculture Program.