New UK Seafood Innovation Fund

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have launched the UK Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF) scheme offering a £10 million research and development (R&D) fund.

This 3-years programme focuses on:

  • Delivering longer term, cutting-edge innovation across the seafood sector
  • Helping to take innovative ideas from early stage research to commercial viability

It includes:

  • Primary producers
  • Onshore supply chains
  • Marine and diadromous fisheries
  • Marine and land-based aquaculture

The UK Seafood Innovation Fund is being administered by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).

The first call of applications will close in early September. The second call will open in early 2020.