Comprising representatives from the fisheries, aquaculture, academic, regulatory and innovation sectors, the Steering Group provides invaluable advice to ensure the UK Seafood Innovation Fund supports a breadth of innovative projects. The Steering Group meets regularly to keep abreast with the fund’s progress.
The Steering Group also has a crucial role in reviewing applications to the fund. Once the group reaches consensus, they make recommendations to the UK Seafood Innovation Fund Executive Board about which projects should receive funding.
Our Administration Support staff are part of the Steering Group to provide administrative support to the group. These members are clearly indicated below and have no influence on the funding recommendations
Director of Operations, Seafish
Head of Responsible Business, Whitby Seafoods Ltd
Senior Specialist Marine Fisheries, Natural England
Policy Officer, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation, University of East Anglia (UEA)
Head of European Maritime & Fisheries Fund, EMFF
CEO, Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC)
Senior Research Scientist, Aberystwyth University
Principle Scientist & Lead Advisor on Climate Change, Cefas
Managing Director, Iken Associates
Senior Marine and Fisheries Science Officer, Welsh Government
Head of Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland (AFBI)
Fisheries Grants Unit, The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), Government of Northern Ireland
Principal Fisheries Scientist, Cefas
Fisheries, Aquaculture and Supply Chain Manager, Hilton Seafood
Administration Support. SIF Project Manager, Cefas
Administration Support. SIF Programme Support and Secretariat, Cefas
Director of operations, Seafish
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Our Steering Group meets regularly and also reviews all applications to the fund. The group makes recommendations to our Executive Board who make the final decision about which projects are funded.