Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-15

Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Academic Research Contribution Program (Voted)
Program: The ARCP has over the last five years supported the following programs:

1.1 Integrated Fisheries Management
1.1.1 Commercial Fisheries
1.3 Sustainable Aquaculture Program
1.3.3 Aquaculture Environmental and Biological Science Program (2014-15 PAA: 1.3.3 - Sustainable Aquaculture Science Program)
1.3.4 Aquaculture Collaborative Research & Development Program (2014-15 PAA: 1.3.3 - Sustainable Aquaculture Science Program)
1.5 Aquatic Animal Health
1.6 Biotechnology and Genomics
2.3 Species at Risk Management
3.8 Oceans Forecasting
2.6 Aquatic Invasive Species (2014-15 PAA: 2.2 - Fisheries Protection program, and 2.2.3 - Aquatic Invasive Species program)

Main Objective:

The Academic Research Contribution Program (ARCP) is an authority which enables Fisheries and Oceans Canada to contribute financially to academic research relevant to Fisheries and Oceans Canada science priorities, thus enhancing and supplementing Fisheries and Oceans Canada's scientific knowledge in support of decision making, policies and regulations. Access to this authority is from existing program reference levels (i.e. it is self-financing). As contribution agreements are entered into, they are recorded and reported against the relevant program.
The main objectives are to:

  1. Enhance the Science Sector capacity to deliver its mandate and its ability to meet future challenges in areas relevant to Fisheries and Oceans Canada science programs and priorities;
  2. Leverage the Science Sector capacity to contribute to Canada's full potential in marine, freshwater, fisheries, and aquaculture research through access to academic resources and knowledge; and
  3. Support the Science Sector research and development programs.
End Date: No end date
Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution
Planned Spending for 2014-15: 0.3 million
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-09
General Targeted Recipient Group: Recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions; Research networks involving at least one such institution; Individuals leading scientific research programs at such institutions.

 

Class Contributions Program (Voted)
Program: All Programs
Main Objective: To provide support for safe, healthy, productive waters and aquatic ecosystems, for the benefit of present and future generations.
The Program provides contributions to support organizations associated with research, development, management, and promotion of fisheries and oceans-related issues.
End Date: Ongoing
Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution
Planned Spending for 2014-15: 0.2 million
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012-13
General Targeted Recipient Group: External stakeholders such as organizations both Canadian and International, Aboriginal groups, recognized post-secondary institutions; and other levels of government or agencies.

 

Class Grants Program (Voted)
Program: All Programs
Main Objective: To provide support for safe, healthy, productive waters and aquatic ecosystems, for the benefit of present and future generations.
The Program provides grants to support organizations associated with research, development, management, and promotion of fisheries and oceans-related issues.
End Date: Ongoing
Type of Transfer Payment: Grant
Planned Spending for 2014-15: 0.2 million
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012-13
General Targeted Recipient Group: External stakeholders such as organizations both Canadian and International, Aboriginal groups, recognized post-secondary institutions; and other levels of government or agencies.

 

Grants for the Disposal of Surplus Lighthouses (Voted)
Program: Internal Services
Main Objective: To facilitate the sale or transfer of lighthouses to public organizations in order to guarantee that the property will be safe and accessible to the public.
End Date: December 31, 2015
Type of Transfer Payment: Grant
Planned Spending for 2014-15: 0.5 million
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: The program was created in 2011. It has not been evaluated.
General Targeted Recipient Group: Municipalities, non-profit organizations, First Nations and provinces.

 

Pacific Salmon Foundation (Voted)
Program: 1.4 Salmonid Enhancement Program
Main Objective: To engage the public, First Nations, businesses and the not-for-profit sector broadly in salmon stewardship through the funding of community projects that support salmon enhancement, public education and the restoration and maintenance of critical salmon habitat.
End Date: N/A
Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution
Planned Spending for 2014-15: 1.0 million
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009-10
General Targeted Recipient Group: Primary Recipients are the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation

 

Small Craft Harbours Divestiture Class Grant Program (Voted)
Program: Small Craft Harbours Divestiture Class Grant Program
Main Objective: To assist in achieving the Program Review decision to rationalize all recreational harbours and derelict or inactive and low activity fishing harbours; to provide flexibilities in concluding agreements with other parties to realize the transfer of facilities as quickly as possible; and, to achieve disposals at the lowest overall cost for the federal government.
End Date: Ongoing
Type of Transfer Payment: Grant
Planned Spending for 2014-15: 0.5 million
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012-13
General Targeted Recipient Group: Provincial or municipal government or agency thereof, local non-profit organizations, local development associations, First Nations and First Nations owned corporations (for profit and non-profit), or an amalgamation of such interested parties.

 

Yukon Salmon Sub-committee (Voted)
Program: 1.2 Aboriginal Strategies and Governance
Main Objective: To make recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and to Yukon First Nations on all matters related to salmon allocations, salmon management, and salmon habitats in the Yukon, including legislation, research, policies and programs.
End Date: N/A
Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution
Planned Spending for 2014-15: 0.2 million
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2013-14. The evaluation confirmed the continued relevance of the Salmon Sub-committee contribution program, and that it is achieving its immediate and intermediate outcomes, with evidence of efficient and effective management of the Salmon Sub-committee.
General Targeted Recipient Group: Yukon First Nations

 

Small Craft Harbours Class Contributions Program (Voted)
Program: Small Craft Harbours Class Contribution Program
Main Objective: To support fishing industry infrastructure and to support Harbour Authorities and Harbour Authority support organizations. As a result of focusing resources on the maintenance and repair of harbours and the management of harbours by Harbour Authorities, Small Craft Harbours is able to provide a network of safe and accessible harbours that contribute to the commercial fishing industry.
End Date: Ongoing
Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution
Planned Spending for 2014-15: 2.3 million
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012-13
General Targeted Recipient Group: Harbour Authorities, Harbour Authority support organizations, and organizations that manage harbours under the purview of the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act (non-profit organizations, industry-related).