Regional Oceans Plan Progress Report 2014-2016
The Maritimes Region released its Regional Oceans Plan in 2014. The plan outlines the approach and actions that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is taking to support oceans and coastal management in the Maritimes Region. It responds to DFO’s responsibilities under the Oceans Act to lead and facilitate integrated and ecosystem approaches to the management of Canada’s oceans. The Oceans and Coastal Management Division (OCMD) is responsible for working with other parts of DFO and other organizations to implement the Regional Oceans Plan.
DFO committed to communicating progress on the implementation of the plan on a regular basis with other parts of DFO and with other government departments and stakeholders. The current document responds to that commitment by reporting on the plan’s four implementation priorities. This document will be distributed to DFO senior managers in the region and across the Oceans sector, federal and provincial government partners via the Regional Committee on Coastal and Oceans Management, and other interested parties.