Atlantic Fisheries Fund
Academic Unit: inquire with unit
Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 28th, November 2023
External Deadline: Friday 1st, December 2023
The Atlantic Fisheries Fund is a contribution program funded jointly by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. It will invest over $400 million over 7 years to support Canada’s fish and seafood sector.
The fund aims to help Canada’s seafood sector transition to meet growing market demands for products that are:
- high quality
- value added
- sustainably sourced
The federal government will provide 70% of the funding, and 30% will come from participating provinces and territories.
The national component of the fund is called the Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund, and has a separate application process.
The Atlantic component focuses on 3 areas, which are:
- this will encourage the development of new products and technologies in the harvesting, aquaculture and processing sectors
- this will encourage the use of new technologies or processes to improve sustainability
- science partnerships
- this will form industry-based collaborations with academia and other research institutions to improve our knowledge and understanding
- For more information see here.