Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Sub-program 2.1.2 - Monitoring, Control and Surveillance


The Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Program is comprised of a number of traditional compliance and enforcement activities aimed at detecting and deterring illegal activities. Monitoring fishing and other activities provides an oversight function to determine participants' compliance with the legislation, regulations, and management measures in effect. Land, water, and air-based surveillance is supported by the use of modern technology such as vessel monitoring systems and video monitoring, as well as radar and satellite surveillance to detect illegal activities. Third-party services provided through the guardian, at-sea observer, and dockside monitoring programs, as well as partnerships and joint operations with police and a number of other enforcement agencies, make important contributions to this program. The general public assists by reporting violations through "Observe, Record, Report" programs. To deter illegal activities, enforcement actions are carried out, and include warnings, seizures, arrests, directions, orders, diversions, ticketing, charges, and prosecutions.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
(Main Estimates)
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
51.1 51.1 49.2 48.9

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
363 353 353

Performance Measurement

Users of Canadian fisheries and oceans understand their obligations and are committed to meeting those obligations
Percentage of high risk violations that are responded to 100% by March 31, 2014
Successful prosecution rate ≥ 90% by March 31, 2014

The Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Sub-program is part of the Compliance and Enforcement Program.