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
This feasibility study explored the challenges facing the development of a fully integrated data collection system, and a camera interface to provide automated...
This project will investigate the potential to establish a new, commercially viable fishery that harvests king scallops using illuminated traps. In 2019, Fishtek...
The accumulation of human pathogens (e.g. bacteria and viruses) as well as biotoxins in marine molluscs is a major food safety problem faced...
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.