Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Program 2.1 - Compliance and Enforcement


The Program promotes and maintains compliance with legislation, regulations, and management measures implemented to achieve the conservation and sustainable use of Canada's aquatic resources and the protection of species at risk, fish habitat, and oceans. The Program is delivered through a balanced regulatory management and enforcement approach, including the promotion of compliance through education and shared stewardship; monitoring, control, and surveillance activities; and the management of major cases/special investigations related to complex compliance issues. The Program works closely with the Ecosystems and Fisheries Management Sector, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and industry partners to ensure peaceful and orderly fisheries. It makes a significant contribution, with the Canadian Coast Guard, to the protection of Canadian sovereignty and assists the Department of National Defence in the identification of potential marine security threats through extensive marine surveillance activities. It plays a key role along with Ecosystems and Fisheries Management, Environment Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in the administration of the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program to help ensure that the public is protected from contaminated fisheries products.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
(Main Estimates)
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
105.4 105.4 103.0 102.8

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
740 725 725

Performance Measurement

Canadian and international individuals and organizations act in accordance with the legislation, regulations, and other managing frameworks that govern Canadian waterways, fisheries, oceans, and habitat Percentage rate of compliance by various sectors of the regulated community (e.g., commercial fisheries, recreational fisheries, development projects impacting fish habitat) 90% by March 31, 2014

Planning Highlights - Program-level

  • Compliance Framework and Compliance Strategy - Update the Compliance Framework and Compliance Strategy reflecting the creation of the Intelligence Services Sub-program.

The Compliance and Enforcement Program is delivered through five sub-programs as indicated in the Program Alignment Architecture: