Report on Plans and Priorities 2015-16

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Program 1.6 - Biotechnology and Genomics


The Department is responsible for developing the knowledge that is required for the regulation and risk assessment of fish products derived from innovations in biotechnology and genomics. Biotechnology and genomics can provide leading-edge techniques and strategies for the sustainable development of aquatic resources. The Department's use of these tools improves Canada's ability to protect species at risk, manage the opening and closing of fisheries, prosecute poachers, improve aquaculture practices, control disease outbreaks, and remediate contaminated sites.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)

Main Estimates
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
3,379,708 3,379,708 3,377,451 3,332,451

Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
21.4 21.4 21.4

Performance Measurement

Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to be Achieved
Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada decision makers have access to biotechnology knowledge and advice for the regulation of fish products of biotechnology Percentage of responses to requests for biotechnology knowledge and advice completed and provided to decision makers within the required timeline 100% March 31, 2016
Fisheries and Oceans Canada decision makers have access to genomics knowledge and advice for the management of fisheries and oceans Percentage of Genomics Research and Development Initiative projects that provided genomics knowledge and advice to decision makers 100% within
3 years following
completion of
a project
March 31, 2016