Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Sub-program 2.5.1 - Integrated Oceans Planning

Description

Integrated Oceans Planning is founded on a collaborative approach that provides regulators and ocean users with a transparent, inclusive, and structured mechanism to address existing and emerging issues. It provides responsible authorities with the tools needed to facilitate knowledge exchange, streamline and unify actions, and collaboratively plan, manage, and make decisions regarding access to ocean space and resources. Access to sound ecosystem science and socio-economic knowledge provides the solid basis and credibility to inform oceans management decisions and coordinate oceans activities that incorporate social, economic, and environmental considerations. Regulators must also be aware of their legal responsibilities relating to the protection and conservation of oceans in order to apply ocean management measures, and users must be aware of regulations so they may comply with them. Oceans regulators and users are engaged in developing and implementing management measures focused on valuable and vulnerable ecosystems that may be under pressure or at risk. Actions may include spatial management measures, such as Marine Protected Areas, conservation measures, or fisheries closures, and other management measures such as codes of practice, Marine Environmental Quality guidelines, and regulations. The measures put in place are monitored to assess their effectiveness in conserving and protecting the marine environment.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
Expenditures
(Main Estimates)
2013-14
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
77 77 77

Performance Measurement

Expected
Result
Performance
Indicator
Target
Ocean regulators and users work collaboratively to address existing and emerging issues related to the management of Canada's oceans Percentage of meetings achieving quorum (participation from key stakeholders and regulators) 100% by March 31, 2014
Ocean regulators and users have access to sound ecosystem science and socio-economic knowledge Percentage of knowledge products and tools completed that were posted on a Fisheries and Oceans Canada website 100% by March 31, 2014
Ocean regulators and users are aware of their roles and legal responsibilities for the protection and conservation of Canada's oceans Percentage of national/regional stakeholders' annual reports with commitments/outcomes related to protection and sustainable use of marine ecosystems 100% by March 31, 2014

The Integrated Oceans Planning Sub-program is part of the Oceans Management Program.