SEHAB, The Voice of the Salmon Enhancement Program Volunteer



Our Vision: Pacific Region communities living sustainably within the natural limitations of healthy ecosystems supporting abundant and biologically diverse Pacific salmonids.

Our Mission: SEHAB C.A.R.E.S. SEHAB is the voice of the volunteer community dedicated to:
Educating, and
Supporting its endeavours.

SEHAB and the community have a shared commitment of ensuring functioning ecosystems supporting viable, genetically diverse and abundant indigenous fish populations.

Our partner, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

DFO Vision: Excellence in service to Canadians to ensure the sustainable development and safe use of Canadian waters.

DFO Mission: It is our mission, as DFO employees, to deliver to Canadians the following outcomes:

  • Safe and Accessible Waterways;
  • Healthy and Productive Aquatic Ecosystems; and
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture.

In working toward these outcomes, the Department will be guided by the principles of sound scientific knowledge and effective management.

DFO Mandate, on behalf of the Government of Canada, DFO is responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs in support of Canada’s scientific, ecological, social and economic interests in oceans and fresh waters.

Salmonid Enhancement Program:

The Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP) plays a key role in DFO's work to conserve and manage Pacific salmon stocks. The program's activities aim to rebuild vulnerable salmon stocks, provide harvest opportunities, work with First Nations and coastal communities in economic development, and improve fish habitat to sustain salmon populations. SEP broke new ground when it was launched in 1977 by working closely with citizens and schools to raise awareness of salmon conservation and to carry out hands-on community salmon enhancement and stewardship projects. Three of the program's main activities are:


SEHAB Member: ZoAnn Morten

Area: Province wide rep for Pacific Streamkeepers Federation

Community Advisor:

Date: June 2012


SEHAB Work Plan 2011-2012

Local Issue, Specific Examples

Actions by Community or DFO

SEHAB Opportunity

Wild Salmon Policy:

5 year Review


Habitat Protection and Enforcement

Stock Assessment

Salmon Enhancement




Is policy being adhered to by municipalities ie:RAR standards?

National policy with C&P

Long term data sets being asked for - monitoring






Changes to module 9

Changes to module 12 and data entry being worked on



Pacific Aquaculture Policy and SEP:

Annual License/ Permit

Holder of License


Water, Effluent/Business License


CFIA Samples

Still questions from community

AVICC Engaging and dialogue sessions spring 2012






Societies now get a business licence as part of society paperwork


No invite for SEHAB

SLIDE 4 IS sep


Speak with graham to arrange meeting with AL committee and regional aquaculture

Policy pieces that need to be operationalized will come to SEHAB AL WG


Capacity and Funding

Core Funding

Project Funding


PIP Contract or Grants

CEDP Contracts



Groups are very creative in funding – look at sponsors pages of websites










SEHAB Submissions, Comments from Groups:

Number of emails extraordinary due to C38. Is getting more and more dificult to keep up with all the emails and changes with government / policy etc. Keep being told that things are to be streamlined and more efficient but not sure that is for the NGO’s workload

Stay positive, stay focussed, stay on track with your local monitoring as now more then ever this local information will be vital. Relationships with those who have authority have been invested in over the years and will continue to be of great value for all.