Atlantic Fisheries Fund

Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture


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.

Atlantic component

The Atlantic component focuses on 3 areas, which are:

  1. innovation
    • this will encourage the development of new products and technologies in the harvesting, aquaculture and processing sectors
  2. infrastructure
    • this will encourage the use of new technologies or processes to improve sustainability
  3. science partnerships
    • this will form industry-based collaborations with academia and other research institutions to improve our knowledge and understanding
  4. For more information see here.

Funding Sources

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: November 16, 2023