AIMAP

Purpose and Results of AIMAP Projects

The overall goal of the Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program (AIMAP) is to catalyze aquaculture industry investment from the private sector, as well as other sectors, that will:

  • Improve the competitiveness of the Canadian aquaculture industry by encouraging an aquaculture sector that continuously develops and adopts innovative technologies and management techniques to enhance its global competitiveness and environmental performance; and
  • Position Canadian aquaculture products as having high value in the market place based on their environmental performance, traceability and other considerations.

These goals contribute to the DFO strategic outcomes of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems.  Contribution funding under AIMAP is intended to enable recipients to plan, manage and complete projects that will achieve these strategic outcomes.

The AIMAP is a nationally competitive process with calls for proposals issued on an annual basis, and based on priorities established in consultation with provinces, territories and sector stakeholders.  The program will focus on short duration projects (1 year ideal – completion date March 31, 2011; 3 years maximum – completion date March 31, 2013) with demonstrable industry-wide benefits implemented by the end of the project.

Under this program a maximum of $4.5 million in DFO contribution funds is expected to be available annually to support innovation initiatives, and a maximum of $0.2 million in DFO contribution funds is expected to be available annually to support market access initiatives.

Proposal Guidelines and Application Form

For full program details, please view DFO’s AIMAP website and/or call Sean Irvine at the DFO’s Vancouver Office if you have any questions (604) 666 3340 or by email atsean.irvine@dfo-mpo.gc.ca .

October 4, 2010 – Attention BC Aquaculture Industry & Stakeholders!

It gives us great pleasure to launch the next call for proposals of the Aquaculture Innovation & Access Market Program (AIMAP). Starting today, we are now accepting proposals for fiscal year 2011-2012.

This competition is for projects that would start on or shortly after April 1, 2011.  The final day for submissions is December 3rd 2010.

Attached for your information is the updated application guide, including DFO innovation priorities for the year (Appendix 3). For more information on the program, please consult the AIMAP website ( http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/aquaculture/sustainable-durable/index-eng.htm )

The overall goal of the Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program (AIMAP) is to catalyze aquaculture industry investment from the private sector, as well as other sectors, that will:

  • Improve the competitiveness of the Canadian aquaculture industry by encouraging an aquaculture sector that continuously develops and adopts innovative technologies and management techniques to enhance its global competitiveness and environmental performance; and
  • Position Canadian aquaculture products as having high value in the market place based on their environmental performance, traceability and other considerations.

These goals contribute to the DFO strategic outcomes of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems.  Contribution funding under AIMAP is intended to enable recipients to plan, manage and complete projects that will achieve these strategic outcomes.

The AIMAP is a nationally competitive process with calls for proposals issued on an annual basis, and based on priorities established in consultation with provinces, territories and sector stakeholders.  The program will focus on short duration projects (1 year ideal; 2 years maximum) with demonstrable and immediately commercially relevant benefits implemented by the end of the project.

For any Pacific Region questions pertaining to individual proposals, please direct them to me.

For the 2011-2012 AIMAP application guide click here.

For the 2011-2012 tables & progress reports click here.

Thank you for your attention.

Sean Irvine

Senior Officer – Industry Development (Innovation)
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management/Direction des pêches et de l’aquaculture
Department of Fisheries and Oceans/Pêches et Océans Canada
#200 – 401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6C 3S4
Phone/téléphone:     604-666-3340
Fax/télécopieur:       604-666-1076

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/aquaculture