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Integrated Fisheries Management Plans (IFMPs) are the DFO's fisheries management tools. These plans identify goals relating to conservation, management and science, as well as resource management protection and conservation measures. IFMPs also determine resource distribution between various users and fleet areas.
In order to establish an IFMP, the DFO consults various experts, including representatives from the DFO Resource Management, Science, Oceans, Conservation and Protection, Aboriginal Fisheries, Policy and Economics and Communications branches, as well as industry representatives such as fishers' associations, provincial governments, the Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (FRCC), stakeholders and joint project committees. This consultation process fosters DFO's openness and transparency, as well as fisheries conservation and viability.