Report on Plans and Priorities 2015-16

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Program 1.4 - Salmonid Enhancement Program

Description

The Salmonid Enhancement Program supports achievement of Departmental fisheries management objectives by producing salmon for harvest, stock assessment and conservation purposes. In addition, the Salmonid Enhancement Program engages communities, schools, First Nations and the public broadly in salmon stewardship through education and community involvement activities, and through collaborative projects aimed at restoring and maintaining key salmon habitat in British Columbia and the Yukon. The program contributes to economically valuable salmon fisheries by producing fish that directly support Pacific Commercial and Recreational Fisheries. Through targeted enhancement efforts on key stocks, the Salmonid Enhancement Program helps Canada meet its enhancement obligations under the Canada-United States Pacific Salmon Treaty and supports secure international market access for Canadian salmon products. The Salmonid Enhancement Program works closely with the Integrated Fisheries Management Program, the British Columbia Aquaculture Regulatory Program and the Aquatic Animal Health and Biotechnology and Genomics programs. In addition, components of the Salmonid Enhancement Program are coordinated with the Canadian Food Inspection AgencyFootnote1, as well as provincial, territorial, and municipal governments.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)

2015-16
Main Estimates
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Planned Spending
2017-18
Planned Spending
29,421,364 29,421,364 29,421,346 29,421,346

Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
201.1 199.1 199.1

Performance Measurement

Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to be Achieved
Enhanced salmon populations provide economic, cultural and social harvest opportunities Minimum percentage of enhancement facility production groups in the Integrated Fisheries Management Plans where the objective of enhancement is economic, cultural and social harvest or stock assessment 50% March 31, 2016

The Salmonid Enhancement Program is delivered through two sub-programs as indicated in the Program Alignment Architecture:


Sub-program 1.4.1 - Salmonid Enhancement Operations

Description

Salmonid Enhancement Operations produce Pacific salmon at enhancement facilities, restore habitats, and undertake projects that include citizen participation in fisheries and watershed stewardship activities. Enhancement facilities include hatcheries and spawning channels that produce fish to provide economic, social and cultural harvest opportunities for commercial, recreational and First Nations harvesters, to support vulnerable stock rebuilding and to meet Canada's stock assessment commitments under the Pacific Salmon Treaty with the United States. Salmonid Enhancement Operations also support citizen participation in fisheries and watershed stewardship, habitat restoration and enhancement projects involving the public, First Nations, as well as other government and corporate partners. Projects with community partners include stewardship activities and the development of integrated local and area watershed plans. Salmonid Enhancement Operations also support school education and public awareness projects.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)

2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Planned Spending
2017-18
Planned Spending
28,459,364 28,459,346 28,459,346

Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
201.1 199.1 199.1

Performance Measurement

Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to be Achieved
Vulnerable salmon populations are supported Minimum percentage of enhancement facility production groups in the Integrated Fisheries Management Plans where the objective of enhancement is conservation and rebuilding of vulnerable stocks 25% March 31, 2016
First Nations, local communities and external parties participate in cooperative fisheries and watershed stewardship activities Number of community stewards (First Nations, volunteers, students, etc.) participating in Salmonid Enhancement Operations supported stewardship activities 15,000 March 31, 2016

Sub-program 1.4.2 - Salmonid Enhancement Contribution Programs

Description

Salmonid Enhancement Contribution Programs provide funding for community-based salmon and fish habitat projects. The Department has established contribution arrangements to support long-term collaboration with the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation. Contribution funding for these foundations is offset by the revenues generated from the Pacific Salmon Conservation stamp and the Commercial Conservation surcharge on Fisher Registration Cards. The Pacific Salmon Foundation uses the contribution funding received from the Department to support community-based salmon and fish habitat projects that conserve, restore and enhance Pacific salmon. The Pacific Salmon Foundation does this in partnership with communities, other governments, First Nation representatives and non-profit organizations. The T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation directly undertakes projects to protect and conserve fish and fish habitat. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contribution to the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)

2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Planned Spending
2017-18
Planned Spending
962,000 962,000 962,000

Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

Performance Measurement

Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to be Achieved
First Nations, local communities and other organizations have resources to enable participation in activities that support Pacific salmon Minimum percentage of funds received in the previous year by Fisheries and Oceans Canada through the Salmon Conservation Stamp and the Fisher Registration Card surcharge that are expended as contribution payments to the Pacific Salmon Foundation and T. Buck Suzuki Foundation to support salmon 90% March 31, 2016