Government of Canada, provincial and territorial partners, re-open the Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund: now more streamlined and responsive
“Canada’s fish and seafood sector is the driving force behind coastal communities, and an integral part of our country’s economy. The Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund is another tool to help this industry adapt to changing consumer demand, build new markets, and maintain a foothold internationally. The new continuous intake process is more straightforward, responsive, and adaptable to industry needs, especially during these uncertain times. Canada has high-quality, world-class seafood and we will continue to find new ways to help promote the industry, their products, and support the women and men in our fisheries.”
The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Together with our provincial and territorial partners, we are pleased to support the fish and seafood sector with over $42 million in non-repayable support through the Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF).
The Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund is a cost-shared program (70% federal and 30% provincial) and will fund eligible activities supported by participating provinces and territories (BC, SK, NT, YK, ON, NB, PE, NS, and NL).
Since 2018, seven projects, with total assistance of almost $4.8 million, have been awarded under the Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund. The fish and seafood sector is integral to the economic and social fabric of hundreds of coastal and Indigenous communities in Canada, and generates approximately $3.1 billion (Gross Domestic Product) for the Canadian economy.
Eligible applicants under the CFSOF are not-for-profit industry organizations (e.g. associations and Indigenous groups) operating on a national, regional or sector-wide basis in the fish and seafood sector who are active in or supporting marketing related activities. Applicants operating on a regional basis must demonstrate that they represent significant production within their sector and have the ability to deliver a project from a national perspective.
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
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