Fisheries and Land Resources

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Seafood Innovation and Transition Program

 The Government of Newfoundland Labrador is committed to supporting our seafood sector’s people, technologies, and investment needs.  The Seafood Innovation and Transition Program offers funding support for the fishing and aquaculture sectors throughout all levels of the value chain. Projects funded will fall under these focus areas:

  • Revitalization of the Groundfish Sector
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Industry Research and Development
  • Strategic Marketing Initiatives   

The program will concentrate on advancements in harvesting, processing, research and development, and strategic marketing opportunities.  Emphasis will be placed on the fishing industry’s transition from a predominantly shellfish fishery to a groundfish fishery. The intent is to ensure projects are innovative while supporting technological advancements on the processing and harvesting side with product quality at the forefront. The program will also support research and development and marketing initiatives to assist our province's seafood industry to be globally competitive.

These initiatives will ensure that the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing and aquaculture industry’s continue to be major economic contributors to the provincial economy. Information on the program, such as the application and brochure, are available on our website

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