What is the AAROM program?

The Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program supports Indigenous groups as they develop, grow and maintain aquatic resource and oceans management departments that can provide fisheries, habitat, science, and oceans related services along a watershed and/or support participation in advisory and co-management processes and decision-making tied to aquatic resources and oceans management.

AAROM sought to directly support collaboration and increase scientific, technical and advisory capacity within Indigenous organizations to help facilitate the move towards greater co-management of aquatic resources and the ocean environment. AAROM is unique among Government of Canada Indigenous programming in that it provides core and relatively secure funding for science and technical activities. The AAROM program however only provides funding for a core platform, which means that accessing other sources of funding is important for AAROM departments in order to conduct studies, projects and activities related to aquatic resource and oceans management to meet the needs of their member communities.

List of AAROM departments

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A-tlegay Fisheries Society

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Akaitcho Territory Government

Northwest Territories
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Assembly of First Nations

National organization
Type: National/Regional

Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat

Atlantic
Type: National/Regional

Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Dehcho First Nations

Northwest Territories
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia

British Columbia
Type: National/Regional

Fraser Salmon Management Council

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Gespe'gewaq Mi'gmaq Resource Council

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Island Marine Aquatic Working Group Society

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Ktunaxa Nation Council

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Maliseet Nation Conservation Council

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariat

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Mi'kmaq Alsumk Mowimsikik Koqoey Association

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Mi'kmaq Confederacy PEI

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Mi'kmaw Conservation Group

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Mi’gmaq Maliseet Aboriginal Fisheries Management Association

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

National Indigenous Fisheries Institute

National organization
Type: National/Regional

North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

North Shore Micmac District Council- Anqotum Resource Management

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Northwest Territory Métis Nation

Northwest Territories
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Okanagan Nation Alliance

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Q’ul-lhanumutsun Aquatic Resources Society<br/>

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Secretariat of the Haida Nation

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Secwepemc Fisheries Commission

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Skeena Fisheries Commission

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources

Atlantic
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance

British Columbia
Type: Watershed- Technical and advisory

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