Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Program 1.4 - Salmonid Enhancement Program


The Salmonid Enhancement Program supports sustainable fisheries by enabling harvest opportunities through producing fish for harvest, stock assessment, and conservation as well as supporting stewardship with partners. The Program contributes directly and indirectly to sustainable harvest opportunities through the culture and release of Pacific salmon from its hatcheries and spawning channels. Through targeted enhancement efforts on key stocks, the Salmonid Enhancement Program actively contributes directly to Canada's ability to meet its obligations under the Pacific Salmon Treaty and supports secure international market access objectives for Canadian salmon products. The Salmonid Enhancement Program has been highly successful in engaging communities and the public broadly in Salmon stewardship through its activities of education, community involvement, and restoration and maintenance of critical salmon habitat. The Program is a contributor to Integrated Fisheries Management, particularly Commercial and Recreational Fisheries, Fisheries Protection, and the British Columbia Aquaculture Program and works with Aquatic Animal Health and Biotechnology and Genomics. Components of the Program are coordinated with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and provincial, territorial, and municipal governments.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
(Main Estimates)
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
29.7 29.7 29.7 29.7

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
212 212 212

Performance Measurement

Enhanced salmon populations provide harvest opportunities Minimum percentage of enhancement facility production groups in the Integrated Fisheries Management Plans where the objective of enhancement is harvest or stock assessment 50% by March 31, 2014

Planning Highlights - Program-level

  • Salmonid Enhancement Program Infrastructure - Undertake capital improvements to Salmonid Enhancement Program infrastructure to continue meeting client and departmental priorities for fish production.

The Salmonid Enhancement Program is delivered through two sub-programs as indicated in the Program Alignment Architecture: