The fund is not currently open for applications. Future calls for funding will be advertised here and on GOV.UK, and will also be announced on our Twitter page @SeafoodFund.
The fund supports projects, ideas and technologies that aim to disrupt the seafood sector. Disruptive innovation is when the application of the technology or idea has a significant impact on the industry or the market. Projects should consider these priorities:
To reduce the environmental impact of seafood.
Technologies to bring the industry into the 21st century.
Ensuring seafood security for years to come.
Creating new partnerships across
the seafood & tech sectors
Strengthening the evidence base for
To improve future certainty for
Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.) are widely used for controlling sea lice in salmon farming, but their welfare is often challenged by poor husbandry,...
This study investigated the possibility of, and necessary conditions for, increased domestic demand for two underloved UK-caught species. The concept was born of...
This project looked at the key driver of accidental seabird captures in a floated demersal longline fishery – the availability of baited hooks...
The results are in To work towards the continual improvement of the UK Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF) throughout its life, an independent evaluation...Read More.
Outlined in this blog post is another one of our second-round funded projects, Innovative Value-Added Cornish Seafood Products (FS103) – a unique collaboration...Read More.
The following blog post describes the aims of one of our second-round funded feasibility studies: Blue Remediation (FS052). Thank you to the #SeafoodInnovators...Read More.
Our short film series explores what innovation means to the UK Seafood Innovation Fund.