Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate
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MAARS Objectives


OBJECTIVE 1

To collaborate as a focal point Secretariate where the three Maritime organizations can meet and address a range of issues, concerns, needs and interests about aquatic resources.

OBJECTIVE 2

To be a central point of exchange or a sharing forum for a range of fisheries information, knowledge, expertise, experiences, opportunities, activities and general communications.

OBJECTIVE 3

To help chart strategic growth directions, manners of unified advocacy and proven best management practices.

OBJECTIVE 4

To identify and build human capacity, skills, knowledge, expertise, and other human resources and to explore for and acquire funds and coordinate involvement to realize this objective.

OBJECTIVE 5

To build and maintain an organized and accessible information repository of general and technical information, data and research, and to provide technical position options and approaches which the organizations' leadership and fishery managers can use to advance in a unified position and direction for growth of their respective fisheries.

OBJECTIVE 6

To provide specific overviews and findings in succinct reports about developments in Aboriginal fisheries, the commercial fishing industry and government approaches to Aboriginal fisheries.

OBJECTIVE 7

To track, attend and report on a range of aquatic resources, fishing iindustry and advisory meetings, and to prepare timely and concise reports for review by the organizations' leadership and/or fishery managers.

OBJECTIVE 8

To provide knowledgeable, factual and collaborative information to support strategic opinions, positions and approaches to influence decision makers, and industry on the matter of the rightful share and access and viable and sustainable participation of the Aboriginal Peoples in the existing, developmental and emerging fisheries and fishing industry.

OBJECTIVE 9

To gather research and identify new or emerging opportunities for the economic growth, viability and sustainability of the Aboriginal communal commercial fisheries and other aquatic resources enterprises for the benefit of the organizations respective communities continuing on traditional ancestral homelands.

OBJECTIVE 10

To establish, maintain, profile and work towards assuring an effective collaborative team outreach network between the three organizations and their fisheries entities, and to work and interface with governments, the fishing industry, fishery institutions, local, regional, national and international fishery bodies and organizations for the coordinated and inclusive stature profile of the three organizations' community fisheries entities.

OBJECTIVE 11

To provide expertise in the development of business plans and business case presentation on a range of ventures, initiatives, and business opportunities in the fishing industry.

OBJECTIVE 12

To prepare quarterly summary reports of the achievements, works in progress, administration and other items of the Secretariate's performance and effectiveness to be presented to the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council as convened.

OBJECTIVE 13

To keep under constant review the guiding mission, intent and duty of MAARS.

To be a building block for the reconciliation of Aboriginal Peoples' rights to access, use and benefit from the resources and have a voice in decision making and management responsibilities.

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