Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-15

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Program 1.7 - International Engagement


Through multilateral and bilateral engagements, this program promotes and protects the interests of Canadians by ensuring access for Canadians to fish resources managed internationally, promoting and influencing sustainable regional fisheries management and healthy global marine ecosystems, and contributing to a stable international trade regime for Canadian fish and seafood products. This is achieved through a coordinated and proactive approach that reflects domestic positions and interests and the Government of Canada's international priorities, and that is grounded in the Department's scientific expertise and best management practices. The program's goals are also advanced through building broad and constructive relationships with international partners based upon common goals and strategies. Many Canadians directly benefit from internationally managed fish stocks, and the Canadian seafood sector as a whole relies heavily on international trade. As Canada also shares three oceans, effective relations and collaboration with international, regional, and domestic partners are essential to addressing fisheries and ecosystem challenges and to advancing international standards, agreements, and management decisions that reflect Canadian approaches.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)

Main Estimates
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
14,882,983 14,882,983 12,283,812 12,240,812

Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
45.0 40.3 40.3

Performance Measurement

Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to be Achieved
International fisheries management agreements and decisions reflect Canada's positions and interests Percentage of Canadian quotas/allocations for high seas fish stocks managed by Regional Fisheries Management Organizations to which Canada is a member, that are set within scientific advice 100% March 31, 2015
Fisheries and Oceans Canada influence in relevant free trade agreements support access to international markets for Canadian fish and seafood products Percentage of ongoing trade negotiations and/or newly completed free trade agreements that incorporate Fisheries and Oceans Canada positions/suggested text 100% March 31, 2015
International governance regimes that ensure sustainable resource management and healthy marine ecosystems and that reflect Canadian interests Renegotiation of Chapter 4 - Fraser River Sockeye - of the Pacific Salmon Commission 100% March 31, 2015

Planning Highlights

  • Continue to support international efforts to improve global fisheries management, through ongoing efforts within regional fisheries management organizations and in broader multilateral policy activities (e.g., United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization). This is a multi-year initiative.
  • Continue to secure and maintain Canadian access to export markets for fish and seafood in various bilateral and multilateral agreements including advancing fisheries-related issues through the implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union and engagement on broader government efforts on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is a multi-year initiative.