"The following guide highlights several articles considered by the Assembly of First Nations in the creation of its 2010-11 Co-Management Survey and Co-Management Discussion Paper. This guide briefly summarizes several different interpretations of the term “co-management” as presented by academics and the Government of Canada"
"In order to provide support and enhancement to DFO’s co-management initiatives, the Assembly of First Nations performed an assessment of co-management definitions and carried out consensus-building exercises with First Nations groups in the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program in an attempt to reach a common definition."
"In the Spring of 2002, officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada participated in a series of meetings with Aboriginal groups interested in the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS). These discussions were meant to find out what works, what does not work, and what can be changed over the short and long term to make the AFS more efficient and effective."
"The Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (AICFI or the Initiative) was launched in 2007 as an important Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO or the Department) Transfer Payment program to sustain the substantive public investment made to the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nations (MMFNs) commercial fishery through the Marshall Response Initiative (MRI), and to work with MMFNs to continue to build their capacity to manage successful commercial fishing enterprises and participate in the co-management of the integrated commercial fisheries along with other commercial ha
"The Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Program (AAROM) was a 5-year contribution program from 2004-05 to 2008-09. Participation in this program was voluntary and the funding totalled $51.0M over five years. To be eligible, Aboriginal groups were required to come together in aggregate bodies (ABs) around a watershed or ecosystem, and meet certain requirements related to management practices."
"Aboriginal groups interested in participating in the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) Program must complete and submit a Statement of Interest (SOI) application form to DFO for approval."
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"Since the Marshall Decision of 1999, fishery has become a lively issue within our Communities. It is our goal to provide as much useful and relevant information as possible to everyone who has an interest in this area. The APC staff are here to provide ongoing support and assistance to all Mi'kmaq, Maliseet and Pasamoquoddy communities on fishery-related issues."
"The program was created by The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), in response to a number of issues identified during consultation with Aboriginal groups. Aboriginal peoples ambition to grow with the world around them, sparked a concern for First Nations people who actively participated in already existing aboriginal programs with aquatic and oceans resources."