£10 Million to support seafood research & Innovation.

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This UK Government fund aims to secure the future of UK seafood by funding projects with a long-term vision for the industry

The fund is administered by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

We are currently accepting applications to the fund. Find out how to apply.

The fund will support 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
sustainable management.

Risk Reduction

To improve future certainty for
seafood business.

Take a look at some of our most recently funded projects.

Read our latest blog posts and announcements.

Application deadline extended.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we are now accepting applications until 12 noon on 26 June 2020.

Have an innovative idea? Find out how to apply.

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