The fund is not currently open for applications. Applicants to our second funding call will be notified of the outcome in due course.
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
To improve future certainty for
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The recently released Baseline Review gives an overview of state-of-the-art technologies and innovations across the global seafood sector.