Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-15

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Program 1.9 - Small Craft Harbours


The Small Craft Harbours program operates and maintains a national network of harbours in support of the principal and evolving needs of the commercial fishing industry and the broader interests of coastal communities. Investment in small craft harbour infrastructure supports the economic prosperity of Canada's fisheries and maritime sectors and contributes to public safety. Small Craft Harbours focuses its resources on keeping fishing harbours that are critical to the commercial fishing industry in good repair. The program is delivered in cooperation with Harbour Authorities, local not-for-profit organizations representing the interests of both commercial fish harvesters and the broader community, who manage the harbours under lease agreements with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Low activity fishing harbours, as well as recreational harbours, are transferred to third parties through divestiture. The Small Craft Harbours program is funded through an annual appropriation and is also supported by two component Transfer Payment programs: the Small Craft Harbours Class Grant program and the Small Craft Harbours Class Contribution program. The Small Craft Harbours program operates under the authority of the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and its regulations, as well as the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)

Main Estimates
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
94,277,242 94,277,242 92,198,854 92,198,836

Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
164.0 164.0 164.0

Performance Measurement

Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to be Achieved
Network of safe and accessible harbours that contribute to the commercial fishing industry Percentage of facilities at core fishing harbours in fair or better condition 80% March 31, 2015
Activities at small craft harbours result in economic benefits Gross domestic product generated by Small Craft Harbours activities $80.0M
A-base baseline)
March 31, 2015
Harbour Authorities operate and manage core fishing harbours Percentage of core fishing harbours that are operated and managed by Harbour Authorities >90% March 31, 2015